Article ID: CBB000019638

L'hygiène et l'état selon Montyon (1977)


Description “The populationist programme contained in Montyon's Recherches et considérations sur la population de la France was essentially sociopolitical. But behind his call for action lay a conception of man's nature and his interaction with the environment based on the ancient medical doctrine of the influence on human well-being of the 'six things non-natural'. In turn, the non-naturals provided a vocabulary and a theoretical framework for exploring and expressing factors which the state might use to increase its population. Montyon's bold demographic investigation was thus heavily invested with contemporary medical belief, at precisely the point where his discussion passed from analysis of population movement to considerations of action intended to direct that movement.” From the English abstract.

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Authors & Contributors
Rusnock, Andrea A.
Crosland, Maurice P.
Cobb, Richard
Coleman, William O.
Loschky, David J.
Lecuir, Jean
Social History of Medicine
Annales de Démographie Historique
Revue de Synthèse
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Journal of European Economic History
Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Princeton University
Medical statistics
Prizes; awards
Public health
African races
Montyon, Antoine Jean Baptiste Robert Auget, Baron de
Wargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
Süssmilch, Johann Peter
British Isles
North America: United States; Canada
Great Britain
18th century
19th century
Académie des Sciences, Paris
France. Statistique générale

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