Spółdzielnia zdrowia jako koncepcja rozwoju opieki zdrowotnej na wsi w okresie II Rzeczypospolitej
Keywords:The health cooperative society, Poland’s Second Republic
The paper characterizes and analyzes the health cooperative society as a concept to develop medical care in the rural areas of the Second Republic of Poland. There were two models of medical care in the rural areas at that time: the health cooperative societies and the health centers. The health centers were supported by the state, contrary to the health cooperative societies. These cooperative societies were an interesting attempt to improve medical care in the country. They were established by the citizens on their own initiative.