June 9, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(23):1706-1708. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500048024

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Reorganization of Public Health Service on the Congo  With a view to securing a larger number of physicians for the Congo colony, the minister for the colonies has recently completely reorganized the public health service on the Congo. In accordance with the new royal decree, the direction of the public health service has been placed in the hands of the governor general, and in the several provinces the responsibility rests on the vice governor generals. The personnel of the public health service comprises the physicians, pharmacists and the native and European assistant physicians. The physicians are divided into three classes: the directing physicians, public health physicians and laboratory physicians, some of the physicians having a fixed residence, others being itinerant. As the essential condition of appointment, candidates must have successfully passed the final examination of the Ecole de médecine tropicale or must hold a diploma of a school of tropical

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