The book retraces the history of health care in Florence and the surrounding district, from the more ancient and generic hospital institutions up to the present-day Health Society. The ancient and recent history of certain hospitals is retraced, delineating the context and aims of their development. The reader is offered a fascinating and dynamic picture which reflects the evolution of the health service in the Florentine area, highlighting how the concept of "quality" has been interpreted over time. The records of the various hospitals have been produced by the students and staff of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, illustrating a sharing of intentions and objectives which represents a strong point in medical training. [Publisher's Text]
150 p. : ill.