La enseñanza de las enfermedades venéreas en las escuelas de medicina
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Both medical schools and national health services have been given less attention to the venereal disease problem in the last twenty years, because of the obvious initial success of the penicillin treatment of these infections. Venereology as a regular and compulsory subject in most of the medical schools disappeared, and epidemiological methods of contact tracing were neglected. As a result, a serious national and international public health problem has arisenThe reality of this situation was brought out in the information supplied by PAHO and by a great many of the specialists who sent data concerning clinical instruction in 28 medical schools in the HemisphereTo deal with this problem it is recommended that the efforts of health authorities, medical educators and interested institutions be coordinated in order to improve the education of physicians and other health personnel in venereology. Specially, it is recommended that venereology be made a compulsory subject in the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in all medical schools, so that they include as a minimum such subjects as classification, clinical aspects, diagnosis, treatment and control of venereal diseases, as well as laboratory methods, epidemiology, and venereological investigations. Among other recommendations mention was made of the preparation and distribution throughout the Hemisphere of a handbook on venereal ...(AU)
The teaching of venereal diseases in medical schools
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