Public Health in Mexico


    ACCORDING to the British Medical Journal of August 9, the National University of Mexico, four years ago, founded its social service system under which every medical graduate is required to practise for five months as a health officer in some part of the country where there is no such representative. He sends in a weekly report of contagious diseases cases seen, and a monthly report which includes information on sanitary questions such as water supply and drainage. Since 1935 more than a hundred graduates have taken part in this social service programme.

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    Public Health in Mexico. Nature 148, 370 (1941).

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