A Revolutionary Outlook in Treating Burns

Here is an excellent piece by a friend about Mao’s China creating a revolutionary outlook in medicine and medical work

The Weekly Bolshevik

One can develop a revolutionary outlook on many things, including medical work. This is an article from the Peking Review (Vol. 9, #6, Feb. 4, 1966, pp. 25-28), which discusses the creative application of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the treating of burns in Chinese medical care facilities. This article was part of a series known as “Applying Mao Tse-Tungs Thinking”, which discussed the practical application of Mao Tse-Tung Thought to various occupations and daily life. Image

A Revolutionary Outlook in Treating Burns

by Kuo Wang-ho

THERE is a new hospital in Peking—the Jishuitan Hospital, with a new Department of Traumatology. No such department existed in China‘s hospitals before liberation. Furthermore this department has a new unit specializing in burns, a speciality which did not exist in pre-liberation China. When it was established in 1958, eight of the unit‘s ten surgeons were under 30 years of age. Three of the group had considerable…

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