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October 1944

Soviet Health Care in Peace and War.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(4):294-295. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020100066029

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The author speaks from first hand contact with the medical institutions and practices of Soviet Russia, and since leaving that country she has kept in close touch with medical progress through reports and other literature. The first part of the book describes the health administration in times of peace and the second part the adaptation to the needs of war. The government holds itself directly responsible for the provision of health facilities and education in matters of health. The citizen is held responsible for availing himself of these opportunities. Protection of health at the place of work is facilitated through the cooperation of the trade unions. District health centers are numerous, and special provisions are made for the care of women and children and for rural medical facilities. Medical education is free, and the majority of students receive also an allowance for expenses. In return, graduates are expected to practice

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