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September 15, 1945

La dirección general de higiene de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

JAMA. 1945;129(3):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860370063034

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This book, published at his expense by the author, who is also assistant professor of obstetrics in the Buenos Aires Medical School, describes his experiences during the brief period (January-July 1944) when he acted as director of public health of Buenos Aires, the largest province of Argentina. A full account is given of the organization of the provincial health department and then more in detail the mother and child welfare activities carried out by the department since a special division was created at the author's suggestion for that purpose in the early part of 1944. The department controls fifteen hospitals in the province, a maternity with a school for midwives, five mother and child welfare stations, a nursery and other institutions. A number of other works were either under way or planned when the author left office. The budget of the department for the year 1944 was over 8,300,000 pesos,

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