Life Magazine once called the Soviet medicine the most nationalized in the world. In the issue of January 1970 a lot of pictures on this topic were published. Take a look at some of them.
From birth to death every Soviet citizen has his own "book of health" where all diseases are registered. He can get medical care without leaving his job, right at the place, no matter if it's school, plant, farm or office. If he's ill but still able to walk he goes to the hospital by himself.
But the Soviet medical system has some disadvantages. Modern technologies and means of anaesthesia are often unavailable. Dental care is out of date and therefore painful.
70% of all the Soviet doctors are women. You can see many women doctors on the numerous Soviet posters
These are some women doing special breathing exercises for better childbirth