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October 1, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(14):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740660064024

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Trachoma Campaign Regulations  Trachoma has decreased in recent years, but it is still widespread in the rural population of southeast Anatolia and the trachoma campaign is to continue with undiminished force. In compliance with the public health law, trachoma campaign regulations were issued, January 7. The most important part reads as follows:Trachoma dispensaries, to which are attached trachoma hospitals with a minimum of ten, a maximum of fifty beds and an itinerant staff for the treatment of trachoma in rural communities, are to be organized in centrally located cities and towns of trachoma infested areas indicated by the ministry of health and social assistance. Every dispensary is to have a specialist physician, sanitary inspectors, a secretary and if necessary an assistant physician. The itinerant staff is to consist of four sanitary inspectors working under the direction of a physician. The itinerant staff is to engage in work among the