Shop Physician

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shop Physician

 

(in Russian, strakhovoi vrach), in the USSR, a medical position introduced in the 1930’s at enterprises of the main branches of industry. Shop physicians assisted trade unions in supervising medical services for workers and employees and in administering preventive medical measures. Since the late 1950’s these functions have been performed by authorized physicians.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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