Medicine: The Capital of III Health

One of the worst pestholes in the nation is its proud white capital. Health authorities know it, and last week Congress was told so, officially. The worst health menace is overcrowding—since last spring Washington's population increased from 663,000 to 735,000.

In a report to the House of Representatives on living conditions in the District of Columbia, Mrs. Helen Duey Hoffman of the Washington Housing Association said: "One bath for 15 or 20 persons is a common grievance. Three to six unrelated roomers in the parlor of a once fine private residence is not uncommon. Renting a vacant bed was once shocking but...

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