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Diseases in a Mission Hospital in Northwest India (Ludhiana Medical Center): A Nine-Year Survey

Diseases in a Mission Hospital in Northwest India (Ludhiana Medical Center): A Nine-Year Survey Abstract For six years Dr. Frederick Scovel was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Prior to that he had been in charge of a mission hospital in China for many years. He was asked to make this report so that physicians in this country could compare their experience with disease to that of their colleagues serving in Asia. This modest factual report will debunk some fallacious impressions commonly held in this country—for instance, that hypertension is not widespread in China and India. It will point up the fact also that widespread travel and rapid communications have changed the face of medicine throughout the world. I had the opportunity of visiting Ludhiana Medical Center ten years ago at the period when the cost of patient care there was thirty cents a day. No one dreamed at that time that cardiac surgery and other very modern medical procedures References 1. An average monthly wage for a man of the working class remains from $10 to $15 in spite of the rising cost of living. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Diseases in a Mission Hospital in Northwest India (Ludhiana Medical Center): A Nine-Year Survey

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 106 (1) – Jul 1, 1960

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1960 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
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1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1960.03820010041008
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Abstract

Abstract For six years Dr. Frederick Scovel was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Prior to that he had been in charge of a mission hospital in China for many years. He was asked to make this report so that physicians in this country could compare their experience with disease to that of their colleagues serving in Asia. This modest factual report will debunk some fallacious impressions commonly held in this country—for instance, that hypertension is not widespread in China and India. It will point up the fact also that widespread travel and rapid communications have changed the face of medicine throughout the world. I had the opportunity of visiting Ludhiana Medical Center ten years ago at the period when the cost of patient care there was thirty cents a day. No one dreamed at that time that cardiac surgery and other very modern medical procedures References 1. An average monthly wage for a man of the working class remains from $10 to $15 in spite of the rising cost of living.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1960

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