Barefoot Doctors

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 Revolution: The little-known history of bare-foot doctors
China’s barefoot doctors: what happened?

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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.