Elena Vishlenkova and Sergei Zatravkin issued the article 'Doctor’s narrative under the light of intellectual history: Kovno, 1827' in the journal 'Dialog so Vremenem' (2019, №6).
The authors analyze the medical knowledge and interactions of physicians and patients during the first third of the XIX century. The challenge was the documented conflict that the medical council in Vilno city dealt with in 1827. Thanks to this, the patient’s complaint about a private family doctor who could not save two his kids from scarlet fever, as well as the doctor’s justification, and his actions by medical officials ended up in the state archive. Unique testimonies made it possible to reconstruct the research knowledge of medical scientists and patients' medical representations, the level of confidence in scientific medicine, and the conditions of private medical practice in Vilno province.