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[Perspectives] Picturing the past and present of health care in Germany

The Lancet Series on Germany highlights the resilience of the German health system, which is characterised by principles of solidarity and self-governance, over its turbulent history—a history marked by revolutions, wars, separation and re-unification of the country. These photographs capture images that highlight aspects of this history, from the late 19th century to the realities of 2017, from the discoveries of Robert Koch to memorials to the dark days of war. The moments captured in these photographs also celebrate current, state-of-the-art, scientific achievements and Germany’s welcoming attitude to refugees in the wake of the 2015 wave of migration.