Auction 356 Manuscripts, Letters a.o. Written Documents

LEIDEN -- 'BODEBOEKJE'. Notebook for the first 26 weeks of 18?? containing i.a. names, addresses and registration numbers of Leiden citizens, probably to administrate premiums for a health insurance fund. Manuscript in pencil and ink on paper. 97 lvs., r° and v°. In cont. sm-8° vellum bind. (Traces of use, but in good, legible condition).

A health insurance was mainly aimed at the poor and the premium therefore consisted of a few cents a week. The 'health insurance carrier' collected the premium money weekly from the insured and then paid the doctors and pharmacists. In the 19th century, the popularity of health insurance funds grew rapidly. Commercial funds, mutual workers' funds and funds set up by doctors and pharmacists arose.

€ 100

result € 200

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