Medicine: Health Survey

The American Medical Association and the National Education Association last week published a revision brought almost up to date of the health survey of the U. S. they made six years ago. Observations:

Exclusive of ordinary illness the U. S. has about 75,000 blind, 45,000 deaf and dumb, 300,000 mental defectives, 700,000 persons crippled so that they cannot earn their living. Maintaining those handicapped individuals costs $100,000,000 yearly. Deaths from tuberculosis cause a national loss of $1,500,000,000 yearly. Taxpayers yearly pay $800,000,000 to support tubercular...

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