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date: 25 February 2020

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The aim of this article is to chart the broad contours of historical scholarship on medicine in Russia/Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Whether dealing with practical developments or clusters of ideas, the history of medicine in Eastern European countries, as much as in Russia, shares certain narratives, conceptual traits, and methodological conventions. The comparative conceptual strategy proposed here, moreover, is intended not only to reveal much-needed research on neglected national case studies, but also to redefine wider debates in the history of medicine more generally. This article further mentions the need for substantial research and analytical effort to stimulate historiographic interest in these topics from a comparative perspective, at both regional and international levels.

Keywords: history, medicine, Eastern Europe, research, historiographic interest

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