Medicine: Not So Good

The state of the nation's health could be a lot better. That was what they said again & again in Boston last week at the 76th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

In some ways, we are worse off than we were a century ago, said Dr. Abel Wolman, professor of sanitary engineering at Johns Hopkins, and our boasted progress in health is not as great as many like to think. There is hardly a stream in the U.S. that is not more polluted than it was 100 years ago, and, said Dr. Wolman, "there is hardly a city...

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