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December 15, 1951

MISSION MEDICAL SERVICE

Author Affiliations

Secretary, Christian Medical Council for Overseas Work 156 Fifth Ave., New York 10.

JAMA. 1951;147(16):1594. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670330086030

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —The tremendous physical and human needs of Asia, Africa, the islands of the Southwest Pacific, and the interior of Latin America are still far beyond the resources of all the combined government and private agencies. There is almost an unlimited job to be done. From every corner of the globe come appeals for more medical missionaries. In most areas government attitudes and regulations are favorable; in a few, such as Latin America and Turkey, the conditions of licensure are almost prohibitive; in others, like India, there are signs of relaxing the conditions of professional registration.Medical missions have always tried to cooperate with the best in government programs. So far as is practicable and without impairing our essential Christian purpose, we wish to assist and supplement the constructive efforts of governments and the World Health Organization. This might be in cooperative planning in hospital facilities for a

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