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Prehistory of the Brussels laboratory for food analysis in the first half of the 19th century, investigating the power relation between private (pharmacists), semi-public (private boards working for the city administration) and public (city) initiatives.

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Power relations between public and private in the realm of safe food

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This page is a summary of: Constructing New Expertise: Private and Public Initiatives for Safe Food (Brussels in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century), Medical History, September 2014, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/mdh.2014.52.
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