Danubius International Conferences, 5th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Role of the Nobles-philanthropists in the Activities of Hospitals in the Danube Region

Natalya Goncharova
Last modified: 2015-05-15


The article reviews the legal and regulatory basis in the sphere of the guardianship treatment centres in the Russian Empire in the middle of the XIXth century, alleging the establishment of the public supervision over the activities of city, County and provincial hospitals, as well as the contents of the powers of the Trustees, their objectives and main activities. The author focuses on the specific examples in the Danube region and proves the thesis that among the Trustees the representatives of the nobility were dominated.