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120 Local Committees of Medical Investigation and Oversight’ were The local committees were subordinated to the provincial charged with overseeing the practice of medicine. An executive committees, but were mainly advisory colleges to municipal order of 1818 regulated oversight but contained in fact little councils and often retained a strong resemblance to the old, by that was new compared to the regulations of the former French then abolished, guilds and collegia medica. rulers. Provincial and local medical committees continued their Thus the French revolution was of great significance to work. It was the task of the provincial committees to judge modernising medicine. The authorities started to take competence and qualifications, issue diplomas, oversee medical responsibility for the health of the population. Old institutions practice and be watchful of the occurrence of infectious and came under review and educational innovations were epidemic diseases. Another task of the committee was to introduced. The hospital became the central place of action and examine surgeons and obstetricians, pharmacists and dental there was increased interest in empirical scientific medical masters. The committees reported directly to the department of research. Internal Affairs and its members were appointed by the Crown.


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