Medicine is a social science and politics
Quote by Rudolf Virchow: “Medicine is a social science, and politics is n...”
Sample Lecture – Medical Sociology
Social Science & Medicine
He is known as "the father of modern pathology " and as the founder of social medicine , and to his colleagues, the "Pope of medicine". He was a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and was elected to the Prussian Academy of Sciences , but he declined to be ennobled as "von Virchow". From it, he coined a well known aphorism: "Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale". He then published a newspaper Die medicinische Reform Medical Reform. He cofounded the political party Deutsche Fortschrittspartei , and was elected to the Prussian House of Representatives and won a seat in the Reichstag. His opposition to Otto von Bismarck 's financial policy resulted in an anecdotal "Sausage Duel", although he supported Bismarck in his anti-Catholic campaigns, which he named Kulturkampf "culture struggle".
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