Medicine: Partisan Medicine

Last month came the first news of the grim medicine practiced among Yugoslavia's Partisans, where doctors fight shattering wounds, frostbite and typhus almost without equipment (TIME, May 8). Last fortnight, TIME'S Stoyan Pribichevich, chosen by lot to represent the U.S. and British press in Yugoslavia, sent out a pooled dispatch containing more details on Yugoslav medicine. Excerpts:

"The Partisan Army of 300,000 now has about 500 army doctors, among them first-class surgeons, but they often have no tools to do the job. 'At least we don't have to do it without anesthetics any...

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