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April 15, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(15):1192-1193. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740150050022

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Increasing the Number of Physicians and Medical Schools  During the fifteen years of the soviet government's existence, medicine has penetrated into every corner of the country. The number of hospitals, ambulatories and dispensaries in towns and in the country is continuously increasing. The population demands qualified medical aid. That is why there is a deficiency of physicians, though their number is increasing every year. To fill this gap, the government opens hospitals and medical colleges. The first hospital-medical school has been opened in Leningrad, at the hospital named after Professor Nechaev. It must prepare physicians in two and one-half or three years, since all the students previously had some practical experience. General practitioners and surgeons for district work will graduate at this hospital school. According to the plan, 77 per cent of the hours of instruction are given to medical sciences. The course begins with anatomy, histology and chemistry and

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