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June 6, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(6):547. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690060063023

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Distribution of Physicians in Chile.  —Dr. C. Ribbeck, in a review of the latest census, points out that the population of Chile is 5,915,706 and that the medical population is 3,450, thus giving an average of one physician per 1,714 inhabitants. Specifically, data obtained from the various regional councils of the medical association point to the following: Antofagasta, one physician per 2,357 inhabitants; La Serena, one per 3,731; Santiago, one per 857; Talca, one per 5,208; Temuco, one per 6,271; and Valparaiso, one per 1,815. There is a great concentration of physicians in the province of Santiago, but generally Chile has a deficit of about 3,000 physicians.

Kellogg Foundation.  —Dr. Benjamin G. Horning, representative of the Kellogg Foundation, recently met in Santiago with the physicians, nurses, and sanitary engineers who were awarded scholarships by the foundation. The meeting was held in the Chilean-North American Cultural Institute and was attended by

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