Medicine: Negro Health

Of 12,000,000 Negroes in the U. S., one-third swarm in industrial cities, two-thirds huddle on tired Southern soil. Proportionately they have three times as much tuberculosis and syphilis as whites, a maternal and infant mortality rate more than 60% higher. At birth a Negro baby can look forward to a probable life of only 47 years, compared to a white baby's 59. Herewith TIME tells the story of four attacks on this No. 1 public health problem.

Chief financiers of Negro health programs are the U. S. Public Health Service and the Rosenwald Fund...

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