In Soc. Sci. & Med,6,67-93, 1972, readers of this journal were presented with an analysis of Maoist politico-medical culture based on the reading of Chinese press translation by Dr. Gibson. In the last months with the relaxation of travel restrictions to the People's Republic of China (PRC), the study of the Chinese medical system has become more than this type of mere academic exercise. The reports of operations performed with acupuncture anesthesia and of health care delivered by medical auxiliaries called "barefoot doctors" have generated a great interest in medical circles throughout the world. Medical personnel and health planners are asking "What can we learn from China?".
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- Health(social science)
- History and Philosophy of Science