Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation
The Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (IGM) , based in Stuttgart, is a unique research facility. The Robert Bosch Foundation is the sponsor .
It was built in 1980, but its founding is preceded by decades of development. As early as the 1960s and 1970s, there was a medical history research center at the Robert Bosch Hospital, the predecessor institution of the IGM. The institute owes its establishment to the interest of the Württemberg industrialist Robert Bosch (1861–1942) in the history of health care in general and homeopathy in particular. The medical historian Renate Wittern-Sterzel was appointed as the first director on January 1, 1980 . Werner Friedrich Kümmel succeeded her from 1986 to 1988 . The historian Robert Jütte headed the institute from 1990 to 2020 . The main research interests were the social history of medicine as well as the history of homeopathy and pluralism in medicine.
Since June 1, 2020, the institute will continue to function as the complete archive of all Robert Bosch Stiftung institutions under the direction of archivist and historian Marion Baschin (press release from the Robert Bosch Stiftung:).
Since 2007, following a resolution by the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) , the institute has had the right to propose individuals to be granted the right to vote. This means that the scientists working at the institute are allowed to participate in the election of the review boards. The DFG review boards evaluate applications for financial support for research projects. They also check that uniform standards are maintained in the assessment.
The library currently has a stock of about 65,000 monographs and magazines ; about 12,000 volumes deal with homeopathy. These form the institute's special collection , which is unique in the world. Another focus of the collection is the social history of medicine. The entire portfolio is international. The library is open to the public. Most of the holdings and the entire homeopathic collection can also be researched on the Internet using the online catalog, but most of them have not yet been digitized. In addition to borrowing in the greater Stuttgart area, users can request books via the German and international lending services of the libraries (using the library seal Stg 255) or view them in the reading room of the IGM.
The IGM publishes, among other things, the journal Medicine, Society and History (MedGG), which appears as a yearbook and deals in particular with topics relating to the social history of medicine and the history of alternative healing methods . In addition, MedGG supplements appear on certain topics. The edition of Samuel Hahnemann's medical journals is continuously updated by the IGM. Another series are the sources and studies on the history of homeopathy . The publications appear in different publishers such as Franz Steiner Verlag or KVC Verlag .
Archives and collections on the history of homeopathy
The IGM houses the world's most important archive on the history of homeopathy: bequests from Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843): including manuscripts, medical journals, patient letters; his second wife Mélanie, geb. d'Hervilly (1800–1878) and Clemens (1785–1864) and Friedrich (1828–1910) von Bönninghausen. Written material from homeopathic doctors as well as the German Central Association of Homeopathic Doctors and the International League of Homeopathic Doctors; of patient associations for homeopathy and naturopathy .
From the collections, the objects on homeopathy are presented in a small permanent exhibition that can be viewed by appointment. The picture collection includes several hundred pictures on the history of homeopathy around the world. It can be accessed online via the homepage. The audio-visual collection on homeopathy with films and videos can only be used in the IGM.
The IGM regularly organizes training seminars , workshops , international conferences and lectures both for specialist groups and for an interested lay audience.
- Homepage of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation
- Homepage Robert Bosch Foundation
- Homepage Robert Bosch Hospital
- ↑ IGM - Homepage - IGM In: igm-bosch.de , accessed on February 28, 2018.
- ^ Institute for the History, Ethics and Theory of Medicine, Mainz - Homepage
- ↑ Research focus on the social history of medicine and medical pluralism
- ↑ Dr. Marion Bashin
- ↑ Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Robert Jütte: Bridge builder in medical history
- ↑ German Research Foundation
- ↑ DFG review boards
- ^ Institute for the History of Medicine - Library Catalog In: exl.de , accessed on February 28, 2018.
- ^ Medicine, Society and History (MedGG); Yearbook of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation ISSN 0939-351X DNB 016054377
- ^ Medicine, Society and History: (MedGG); Yearbook of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation Supplement ISSN 0941-5033 DNB 016487273
- ↑ IGM - Krankenjournale In: igm-bosch.de , accessed on February 28, 2018.
- ↑ IGM - Sources and Studies In: igm-bosch.de , accessed on February 28, 2018.
- ^ Franz Steiner Verlag: Medicine, Society and History In: steiner-verlag.de , accessed on February 28, 2018.
- ^ Sources and studies: Scientific book series and other publications of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Stiftung In: kvc-verlag.de , accessed on February 28, 2018.
- ↑ IGM - Homeopathy Archive
- ^ Review of the book by Marion Baschin: Ärztliche Praxis in the last third of the 19th century. The homeopath Dr. Friedrich Paul von Boenninghausen
- ↑ LMHI - Homepage
- ^ Federal Association of Patients for Homeopathy eV
- ↑ IGM - Collections and Aids
- ↑ Events and news . Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart.