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November 1966


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Danville, Va

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(5):575-576. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030577023

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To the Editor.—An account of my experiences as a Care-Medico consultant surveying the otolaryngological facilities in Tunisia may be of interest to the readers of the Archives and may stimulate more otolaryngologists to enlist in this service. The survey was designed to extend the program of medical assistance being given to the developing countries of the world. In Tunisia, the ancient land of the Carthaginians, the problem of a lack of medical personnel has existed since the departure of the French in 1958. The new medical school cannot supply graduates in the specialities before the end of this decade.

The departments of otolaryngology in the Ernest Conseil and the Charles Nicolle hospitals (1,200 beds each) in the city of Tunis are well organized and expertly staffed; however, in addition to more physicians they need some updating in instrumentation and procedure according to American standards. In the Ernest Conseil Hospital

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