Mao Zedong calls for the training and deployment of Barefoot doctors to rural areas of China.
For more information about barefoot doctors, see the articles below:
Health for the Masses: China’s ‘Barefoot Doctors’
China’s Village Doctors Take Great Strides
China’s Barefoot Doctors: We Did Have Shoes
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Bottom photograph from the official promotion of the barefoot doctor program in the early 1970s. Other images from Internet, public domain sources.