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February 11, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(6):503. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960410079021

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To the Editor:—  Many members of the medical profession will be glad to learn of the establishment of a community especially devoted to the medical interests of the mission countries. The Sons of Mary, Health of the Sick, established by me with the kind authorization of His Excellency Richard J. Cushing, D.D., Archbishop of Boston, offers unique opportunities to doctors who have a missionary vocation. The special purpose of the community is to prepare persons to work in mission lands and districts by training natives to be nurses, and it is hoped afterward to train doctors. These natives will then be sent out in organized groups under a head nurse to work from a common center in the towns and villages, bringing to the people the advantages of the discoveries of modern medicine. They will also teach the principles of hygiene and sanitation and train capable natives in first-aid work

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