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55 Father and son Bosch. Fduring the first half of the nineteenth century. established by the revolutionary municipal council in 1797 toBy that time, he had become one of the driving forces of theMaastricht Office of Beneficence for Homebound Poor People,ather and son Bosch, both medicinae doctores, were ofconsiderable importance to medicine in Maastricht 136 arrange poor relief. Some years later, in 1802, when the departmental government merged several Offices of Beneficence in the region, he became secretary of the new Bosch senior Central Office of Beneficence. At the same time he was secretary of the Administrative Commission for the Civilian Jean Henri Bosch (1766 -1848) was born in Maastricht in a Hospitals, which was in charge of the administration and family that originally came from Tongeren. He received his running of all institutions in Maastricht, such as hospitals, medical education in Leuven and was an influential doctor hospices, orphanages and homes for the disabled. Clearly, (medicinae doctor) in Maastricht. His main achievements were Bosch was quite powerful because of these positions. He failed in the administrative domain. During the French period to succeed, however, in turning the Sint Servaas hospice, which (1794 -1814) and the United Kingdom of the Netherlands had housed military personnel during the war, into a public (1815 -1830) of King William I and after the secession of hospital. In 1815, immediately after the inception of the United Belgium (1830), he held a number of administrative positions. Kingdom of the Netherlands, he was appointed amanuensis- Administrative, executive and supervisory positions, sometimes steward of the College of Governors of the Poor, which took combinations of functions that today would be considered over tasks from the Office of Beneficence as well as the unacceptable. After regime changes he returned in a similar Adminstrative Committee for the Civilian Hospitals. He position, which might have been given a different title. In this continued in this function until 1848. From 1819 he was way he ensured administrative continuity and he was without intensively involved in the construction of the Calvariënberg doubt extremely influential. In those days it was not at all Civilian Hospital for the Sick and Disabled as advisor and later unusual for experienced administrators to retain their positions he was appointed as chief-physician in that institution. when regimes changed. In 1804, he became a member of the Jury Medical of Under French rule, Dr J.H. Bosch was for some time the department of the Nedermaas. The jury was in charge of the Maastricht Commissioner for the Directoire Exécutif in implementing the regulations of French law which stated that Paris. On behalf of Paris he had to act as watchdog of the town only those who had taken an examination and were registered council and he had to be consulted in almost all matters. His were entitled to practise as doctor or surgeon. The Jury was medical practice deteriorated, however, probably because he never very active, however. In 1819, he became chair of the was too occupied with his administrative duties. In 1797, he Commission of Medical Investigation and Oversight (Commissie resigned as Commissioner for the Directoire Exécutif. voor Geneeskundig Onderzoek en Toevoorzigt) for the province


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