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July 11, 1953

MEDICAL HELP FOR INDIA

JAMA. 1953;152(11):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690110059016

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Abstract

During the recent convention of the American Medical Association the Board of Trustees endorsed a joint project of CARE and the World Health Organization to provide needed equipment and supplies to India and neighboring countries. The Trustees' action was followed by one by the Woman's Auxiliary, which adopted a resolution that also pointed up the need for such improved medical services. The project offered by CARE and the World Health Organization is based on a recent WHO survey that established that in India alone there are some 80 hospitals, medical schools, nursing schools, and similar institutions, and 210 more in neighboring countries, with a total of some 42,000 beds, which are in urgent need of the most basic supplies, including bed linen; surgical instruments; simple laboratory equipment; and textbooks on materia medica, pathology, latest surgical and treatment techniques, and similar subjects. A hospital for patients with tuberculosis in Ceylon, for

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