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Medicine and Public Health

Harry H. Moore
American Journal of Sociology
Vol. 36, No. 6 (May, 1931), pp. 956-965
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2767457
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Abstract

Mortality and morbidity statistics.-The effects on the nation's vitality of unemployment and drought did not become manifest in 1930, and the people apparently enjoyed better health than ever before; several mortality rates reached a low record for all time. Public-health measures.-The White House Conference on Child Health and Protection aroused widespread interest; the work of the United States Public Health Service was considerably advanced by the passage of several important congressional acts; mental hygiene experienced a banner year. Private practice.-The number of physicians, dentists, and nurses appeared to be gradually increasing. Hospitals and clinics.-There was an increasing tendency for federal, state, and local governments to provide hospital facilities. Biological and chemical research.-Important results were achieved in many fields. Research in medical sociology and economics.-There commissions or committees reported progress.

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