Medicine: Medical Aid to China

A sober, mild, bespectacled, almost colorless man named Dr. . George William Bachman was last week very busy in the midst of one of the world's most appalling medical problems—that of China.

Most Chinese never see a doctor from life's beginning to its end. To provide one physician for each 1,500 of the population as planned in the wartime U.S., China would need 270,000 doctors. She has 9,000, perhaps half in the occupied areas.

Before the war China's National Health Administration could boast of tiny gains toward improved public health, but war has amputated many...

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