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The Railway Sanitary Service in Italy
The government railway sanitary service in Italy is administered by two distinct groups of physicians. One group, about fifty in number, is composed of full-time officials; a second group, much more numerous (about 2,000), is constituted by physicians who devote to the railway administration only a part of their professional activity. To the latter group belong the division physicians, the consultants and the specialists. The division physicians perform fiscal duties in connection with the diagnosis of diseases occurring in the personnel of the railways, and serve, on occasion, as attending physicians. In addition, they perform vaccinations, look after antimalaria prophylaxis, and maintain the efficiency of the sanitary equipment at the railway stations and at other posts along the railway lines. The consultants and specialists assist, on request, the division physicians on the more important visits and in the solution of medicolegal problems. The physicians
ITALY. JAMA. 1927;89(16):1349-1350. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690160057024