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February 12, 1938

Roma y Moscu: Impresiones de un cirujano argentino

JAMA. 1938;110(7):533. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070057029

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This is the second book which this gifted and noted surgeon has written on his experiences and observations of medicine as practiced in Russia. By acting in a sort of official capacity, the author had unusual opportunity to observe the work on traumatic surgery. He is particularly emphatic in pointing out the vast advances that have been made in the public health organization and particularly in the operation of centers for traumatic surgery. A sanitary nucleus exists in each city and district as a component part of the Central Organization of Public Health. In the hospital this nucleus consisted of physicians, a delegate of the local soviet and a delegate of the workers. While in other countries the medical profession is entirely professional, in Soviet Russia the physician acts as a medical consultant and adviser to the different departments of sanitation and is at the disposal of the Commissariat of

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