Medicine: Capsules, may 20, 1957

¶ For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. set out to learn how healthy its residents are. Using long questionnaires provided by the Public Health Service, Census Bureau interviewers in every state galluped from door to door asking questions about accidents and injuries, diseases and disabilities, hospitalization, medical and dental care. Operating on an initial $700,000 appropriation from Congress, the interviewers will gather data from 3,000 households a month until 330 areas across the U.S. have been sampled, then pass on the confidential information to P.H.S. Among those interested in the overdue...

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