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May 12, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(19):1391-1393. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640460041020

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Veterinary Work in India  Last year an advisory committee appointed to report on research in diseases of animals in India stated that there were immense opportunities, which were almost wholly neglected. A conference of veterinary authorities convened by the government, which met last February at Calcutta, confirmed the preceding statement and urged the training in courses of two or three years of native veterinarians of a second grade cadre, who might at least be competent to carry out instructions and perform routine work. The present financial stringency prevents the materializing of a recommendation of previous conferences to provide facilities for the training of natives up to the highest standards. Experience with the training of Indians in other branches of applied science, such as medicine, shows their capacity to grasp fully the results of modern science. But for this, an ample preliminary education and a full course of four years' professional

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