Medicine: Cuban Strike

The medical insurance system of Cuba's mutual benefit clubs last week forced the National Medical Federation of Cuba to call a strike. The clubs, or centres—notably the Galician Centre and the Asturian Centre each with about 100,000 members —are among Cuba's richest institutions. Tourists often mistake the ornate Asturian clubhouse near the new Capitol Building for President Machado's palace which is several blocks away.

Club members pay monthly dues of from $1 to $3.50. For $1 an individual member is assured full medical attention. The...

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