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    The Sinkiang Medical College in the Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region was established in 1955.

    Before liberation,?

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    Background: The Sinkiang Medical College in the Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region was established in 1955.

    Before liberation, Sinkiang had only one simple health school for hygiene. Today, it has this medical college and 7 secondary schools.

    Students from 11 nationalities study here many of whom are from families of poor peasants and poor herdsmen. Its only after liberation that they have an opportunity to receive an education. they are the first university students their families have ever had.

    Hariman, a Uighur teacher, is assisting the students with their experiment.

    This spacious college library offers a rich assortment of magazines and newspapers.

    Reyhan, of the Uighur nationality, who received his secondary medical training after liberation, is continuing his studies here.

    The Sinkiang Medical College runs a special hospital where the students serve their internship.

    Over 400 students have graduated from this college since its establishment.

    Pidayi, a Uighur, is from a poor peasant's family. He became a lung specialist in the hospital after graduation from the Sinkiang Medical College.

    Habep of the Khazak nationality, a classmate of Pidayi, is now a physician highly loved by the patients for his solicitous service.

    Health and hygiene are improving rapidly in the regions inhabited by the national minorities of China as the ranks of medical workers get bigger and bigger.

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