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ABMAC Foundation Announces Publication of an Historic Volume Documenting the Creation of a National Health Care System in Taiwan
Date:9/4/2008

Health Care and National Development in Taiwan, 1950-2000, Celebrates

Important Achievements in Sino-American Relations Noted Historian John R. Watt, Ph.D. is Editor of a Comprehensive History of

Post-War Achievement in Health Services in Taiwan ABMAC Foundation Opens a Global Dialogue on a National Health Care System

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NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The ABMAC Foundation, the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China, today released the first edition of a significant publication documenting the development of a national health care system in Taiwan.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080904/NETH008 )

Health Care and National Development in Taiwan, 1950-2000, by Dr. John R. Watt, editor and historian, advances the case that Taiwan's overall record of health management is worth studying, not just as a record of accomplishment but as an important model for advancement in the entire developing world.

Presented at a conference held at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York, the ABMAC Foundation introduced the historic volume with a seminar "Documenting History ... Advancing an Idea" -- featuring a presentation by the editor and with the participation of a panel of experts in the field of public health. The seminar initiated a global dialogue led by the foundation on the successes of the Taiwanese national health care system.

The publication contains 44 essays written by ABMAC directors, colleagues and medical leaders in Taiwan, along with 175 photographs, many of them of ABMAC volunteers and health care workers. These essays tell the story of how dedicated professionals and leaders contributed to a system of health care serving both individual and broad social interests. It also argues that voluntary service such as that of ABMAC's fou
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