Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 1/24/11 Individuals should not be...

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Lecture 3 1/24/11 Individuals should not be required to deal with removing their waste That should be a civil duty performed by the city However, there was stratification of who got certain services or the degree to which they got the services Society today are even stratified, even those with universal health care Those with universal health care, the stratification becomes blunted but doesn’t disappear It was found necessary to put a physician on the salary of the state and to serve those who couldn’t afford to go out and pay for their own doctor In the Roman Empire In the 2 nd century AD, roman doctors were placed in towns and cities to provide free care for those who couldn’t pay, could accept fee from those who could afford it, trained students in the field of medicine Why did the public provide these services? A sense of altruism, benevolence, the right thing to do Some of this is involved To build an empire, have to be able to feed the people and the army If many people are sick, the agricultural economy will be weak
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course HIS 208 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at Rochester.

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Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 1/24/11 Individuals should not be...

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