Objective. To study and characterize the contents of Izvestiya Gomelskogo gubernskogo otdela zdravookhraneniya, the first medical journal in the Soviet Belarus.
Materials and methods. A copy of Izvestiya Gomelskogo gubernskogo otdela zdravookhraneniya, July 1919, from the National Library of Belarus collection was the main source for studying using general scientific and special historical methods of analysis.
Results. The journal consisted of three separate sections that included resolutions and decrees of the Soviet Government, a block of original articles and chronicles. The most valuable and complete evidence contains original articles, the content analysis that allow understand the model of the organization of Soviet healthcare in the Gomel province as well as the causes and processes of the infectious diseases epidemics development in the Gomel region in the middle of 1919.
Conclusion. The difficulties of the revolutionary period and wartime predetermined the possibility of publishing the single issue of the journal but it became the initiator of the tradition of medical periodicals publishing in the Soviet Belarus.Ключевые слова:
Автор(ы): A. A. Kapliyeu, M. P. Kapliyeva