Nederlandse Vereniging voor Medische Geschiedenis

Net verschenen: Els Borst – Medicus in de politiek

10 november 2021, door webredactie NVMG
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Op 5 November 2021 is de biografie van Els Borst, Els Borst – Medicus in de politiek, van Nele Beyens gepresenteerd. De biografie krijgt ruime media-aandacht.

 

 

Op de website van het HHH-netwerk:

 

Els Borst biography by Nele Beyens launched

 

On Friday November 5, HHH member Nele Beyens’s long awaited biography Els Borst – Medicus in de politiek (Els Borst – Physician in politics) was launched under wide media attention. In telling the story of the life and works of the prominent physician, health policy administrator and minister of Health, Nele has also written a history of Dutch 20th century health care from varying perspectives.

 

Nele Beyens hands the first copy of her Els Borst biography to Sigrid Kaag, the current leader of Borst’s political party D66, at the book launch on November 5 (Photo Frank Huisman)

 

 

After Els Borst’s violent death in 2014, at the age of 81, Nele was struck by how appreciatively people of all political colours spoke of her. Most people in the Netherlands knew Borst as the minister of Health who from 1994 to 2002 was responsible for the revolutionary euthanasia law that came into effect in 2001. But there were many more important issues that she pushed forward, such as the law on organ donation, regulations restricting the tobacco industry, and a new health insurance system. Her long career in health care, a.o. as a university hospital medical director and….

 

Voor meer informatie en interviews met Nele Beyens:

 

Els Borst biography by Nele Beyens launched

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