Sundhedsvæsenet


SC 7.3/10 

Year: 1939
Country: Denmark
Section: documentary
Tags: bathing, boy, girl, medical check
Description: Greenland's health service in 1939. 10 doctors attend to the country's 18,000 inhabitants, partly on trips by motorboats and sleds, partly in 14 hospitals spread over the country, assisted by 16 Danish and 100 Greenlandic nurses. All medical care, medicine and hospital stays are free. The annual expenses of the Greenlandic health service are approx. half a million kroner. At the hospital, the hospital corridors are cleaned. Breakfast is prepared by nursing students. Hallway A Danish doctor gives vaccinations while curious people look on. A doctor traveling by motorboat on the Umanakfjord. A nurse arrives at a settlement. The nurse performs a so-called 'lung breath' against tuberculosis on patients. 2-3 dentists are sent around the country every year to practice dentistry. Life at the children's sanatorium in Umanak. Children are bathed in quartz light.
Video Added: 26.12.2023

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