Revista brasileira de crescimento e desenvolvimento humano
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1282
GOUBERT, Jean-Pierre. Family and Health in France from the 18th to the 21st Centuries. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2007, vol.17, n.3, pp. 147-153. ISSN 0104-1282.
Between the end of the 18th and beginning of the 21st centuries, the French society underwent deep changes. The family model, as well as the level of health, witnessed such changes. However, even with a distance of two centuries, family and health remain two "pillars" of society. This paradox is discussed in terms of "long duration", and the characteristics, differences and similarities of family and health throughout time are defined. The conclusion is that the family continues to be the guardian of health, currently resorting to scientific medicine.
Palavras-chave : Family; Health; France.