Medicine: Country Care

Although a modern country doctor makes his calls in an automobile, 55,000,000 U. S. rural dwellers are still getting horse-&-buggy medical care. To gather facts on this problem, the staff of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N. Y., under the direction of Physician-in-Chief George Miner Mackenzie, last autumn held a conference of country doctors and public-health experts. Last week the papers of the Cooperstown Conference were published in a well-documented handbook, containing the most complete information on U. S. rural medicine to date.* Significant facts:

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