Medicine: Chicago Calls the Doctor

Like a vigorous man who seldom bothers with doctors, Chicago suddenly decided that it was time for a periodic checkup. It asked the U.S. Public Health Service to give it a thorough going-over. For a year, a group of Government experts tested the city's blood, held a stethoscope to its heart, squinted appraisingly at its South Side. Last week, having finished the examination, the doctors were gravely writing it up for the patient in a 2,000-page report. Chicago, they had found, is a none too healthy city.

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