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October 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(4):620-623. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440160018003

During a recent visit to Mexico for the study of pinta, I had the opportunity to obtain some information about the status of dermatology in that country which may be of interest to my colleagues in the United States.

As a prelude to this subject, a few words should be said about medical education and hospitals in Mexico. There are two national schools of medicine, a large one belonging to the "National University of Mexico" and a small institution devoted to medicomilitary instruction. The former has about 1,200 students, including a gradually increasing number of women. The course of instruction is six years, the last year being devoted entirely to hospital work. There are also five state medical schools situated, respectively, in the cities of Monterey, Guadalajara, Morelos, Merida and San Luis Patosi.

All of the hospitals of Mexico City are under the direction of a federal department known as

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