Horseback Doctor

Horseback Doctor

Doctor on horseback visits a Miao nationality village, Guangxi province (1979)

The provision of health care to remote rural villages was a major problem. These isolated communities did not have road or rail links and so the only sensible way to give access to Western medical care was the setting up of teams of doctors on horseback. The horse carried a special shaped medical equipment chest shown in the photograph.

Province: Guangxi Date: 1979 Copyright: © SACU