This six weeks' survey of orthopaedic facilities and needs in Yugoslavia was deeply impressive. Against The heaviest odds and in spite of tremendous obstacles—such as shortage of personnel, supplies, and hospital beds—the doctors have carried on with great devotion to duty, professional loyalty, and technical competence. Much has been accomplished but more remains to be done. Yugoslav physicians have been isolated from the medical advances of the past ten years made or recorded in the English language. In a personal interview with Marshall Tito, I brought this matter to his attention. He agreed that doctors should be given every opportunity to read the literature in their field, although he pointed out the difficulties in language.
Arrangements are now being made, following the writer's recommendations, by the Technical Assistance Administration of the United Nations, to promote fellowships for Yugoslavia, and for Yugoslavia to establish orthopaedic facilities and rehabilitation centers to meet the needs of its 500,000 physically handicapped persons.