Open Access Opinion

A Century of Training in Preventive Medicine in Latvia?

Jānis Indulis Dundurs*

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Riga Stradiņš university, Latvia, Europe

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 23, 2020;  Published Date: February 27, 2020


This year we will mark the centenary since the beginning of studies in higher education in Latvia. On February 2, 1920, the first lecture on anatomy was read. After a year, the Hygiene Institute was established at the Faculty of Medicine of the Higher School of Latvia and the Department of Hygiene was founded on August 15, which can be considered as the predecessor of the present RSU Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Our goal was to collect and track the changes that have taken place in the training of new medical and healthcare professionals in hygiene in our department for almost a hundred years.

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