Together with the Farmers: Social and Rural Medicine in Japan

  • Abrams, Herbert K.


Japan emerged from feudalism a century ago. Farmers comprise 20 percent of the population of 110 million. The agricultural cooperative movement sponsors 118 hospitals in rural areas. Of these, the Saku Central Hospital is the largest, and provides leadership to a vigorous rural health movement. Its unique outreach program and its contributions to rural health are described, together with remarks about Japan's health situation generally. There may be lessons here for America.


JOURNAL: Comp Med East West. 1978; 6(1): 23-31.

Note: Comparative Medicine East and West.

NLOM ID#: 79044522

Publication #: 79044522

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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