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June 17, 1933

Panamá y su legislación social.

JAMA. 1933;100(24):1961. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740240057042

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This book presents the efforts made in Panama in the years 1929 and 1930 to promote the public health and safety of its people. The author has been instrumental in advancing public health conditions in Panama. As a result, some laws safeguarding the public health are now existent. One of the first laws passed was law 23 of 1930, providing for the welfare of the pregnant women employed in the industrial and commercial houses. These women shall not work for a period of eight weeks before and after childbirth. Foundling hospitals for the care of the children have been established and these are under the direction and guidance of the department of national hygiene. There exists a section of industrial hygiene which performs periodic health examinations of the employees of the industries. There are many letters and editorials in this book by prominent individuals of Panama and foreign countries discussing

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