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Medicina (Kaunas). 2003;39(11):1121-6.

[Kedainiai Hospital - one of the oldest hospitals in the region].

[Article in Lithuanian]

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Kedainiai Hospital, Budrio 5, 5030 Kedainiai, Lithuania.


The review presents the facts of the origination of hospitals in Lithuanian villages based on historical documents. This process took place within the occupation period of czarist Russia. The recurrence of epidemics of grave infections diseases, such as cholera, typhus and diphtheria was one of the most important reasons leading to the establishment of network of rural health care institutions. Free outpatient and inpatient treatment of rural population was introduced for the first time, however this was accomplished not in all small towns. Kedainiai is a very old town with interesting and unique history. The article reviews development of health care in Kedainiai within the period of Kaunas Province.

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