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After liberation, the people of Yükiang responded to Chairman Mao's call, "Schistosomiasis must be wiped out", and eradicated the disease in 1958 after two years of hard struggle. When Chairman Mao saw this in the newspapers, he wrote the poem, "Farewell to the God of Plague."
Inspired by the Poem, the Yükiang people overcame the arrogance which tends to follow victory and went on to repudiate the class enemies who were attempting to sabotage antiscistosomiasis work. For instance, one was caught redhanded trying to revive snails already buried by the commune members.
ANTISCHISTOSOMIASIS GROUP, YÜKIANG COUNTY COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST
Scene in Print: Resurrectionist Revisionist. Ann Intern Med. ;79:766–767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-766_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):766-767.
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