King Chulalongkorn and the Concepts of Public Health

  • supaporn kongsirirat faculty of Humanities Naresuan University

Abstract

This research article aims to explore King Chulalongkorn’s concepts of public health based on 10 royal writings.  The findings reveal the concepts related to western medicine, traditional Thai medicine and alternative medicine, medical treatments using both western and traditional Thai approaches, and disease prevention.  These four concepts of public health were presented holistically in careful and thorough thinking.  This has enabled Thailand to establish a strong foundation of public health, to make steady progress and to be ranked as the world’s sixth strongest health security.     

Keywords:  King Chulalongkorn,  royal writing,  concept,  public health,  medicine

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Published
2020-05-01
How to Cite
kongsirirat, supaporn. (2020). King Chulalongkorn and the Concepts of Public Health . Wiwitwannasan Journal of Language and Culture, 4(1), 27-51. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/wiwitwannasan/article/view/240718
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