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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,
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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