M. C. P.
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Medical care, adequate for the standards of the period, could be given in rural areas 40 years ago by general practitioners, in the home and office with occasional transferral of a difficult problem to the city. Advancing standards led to the widespread construction of rural hospitals, at first in the larger towns and then in smaller communities. Specialization in medical practice also has spread, first to the smaller cities and then to the towns, especially in certain sections of the country. Organized programs of preventive medicine have been extended into the rural areas.
Medicine, both preventive and curative, is a
P. MC. MEDICAL CARE IN HANDICAPPED RURAL AREAS. Ann Intern Med. ;14:334–336. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-2-334
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(2):334-336.
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