- Project Runeberg -  Russia & Peace /
146

(1923) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen - Tema: Russia
Table of Contents / Innehåll | << Previous | Next >>
  Project Runeberg | Like | Catalog | Recent Changes | Donate | Comments? |   

Full resolution (JPEG) - On this page / på denna sida - XI. Sanitary and social problems

scanned image

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>


Below is the raw OCR text from the above scanned image. Do you see an error? Proofread the page now!
Här nedan syns maskintolkade texten från faksimilbilden ovan. Ser du något fel? Korrekturläs sidan nu!

This page has been proofread at least once. (diff) (history)
Denna sida har korrekturlästs minst en gång. (skillnad) (historik)

RUSSIA AND PEACE
146
years the whole of Russia has been scourged with
this epidemic, which has caused the death of vast
numbers of persons, but has also made the popula
tion as a whole largely immune, as though by
vaccination,
During these awful years the Russian medical
institutions were disorganised in the extreme.
Sanitary equipment and medical instruments have
become more and more rare, and have been worn
out, and the lack of rnedicine has become con
tinually more urgent. The medical personnel
has been in a situation of acute difficulty, especially
in the famine areas.’ My delegates have reported
several cases where doctors have died of starva
tion. And nevertheless, the Russian and foreign
journalists who were on the spot during the most
critical times reported the admirable courage with’
which the Russian doctors fought against the
epidemics^. Isolated in small towtns where the
death-rate -was terrible, cut off from the centres
of culture at home and abroad, they still did all
in their power to improve the conditions by the
use of such means as they had at hand.
Since the harvest of 1922 their position has
naturally improved as far as food goes ; but the
need of sanitary equipment and rnedicine is still
very great. Decentralisation, introduced by the
new economic policy, has deprived the medical
institutions of the central authorities’ grants ; they
must henceforth depend on local contributions to
pay their working expenses,, It may easily be
understood that such an arrangement, however

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>


Project Runeberg, Wed May 15 17:29:29 2019 (aronsson) (diff) (history) (download) << Previous Next >>
http://runeberg.org/ruspeace/0150.html

Valid HTML 4.0! All our files are DRM-free