Medicine: Where Can I Stay?

The elderly Negro woman who was referred to Houston's M.D. Anderson Hos pital for Cancer Research posed a tougher problem for the social workers than for the doctors. She had cancer of the cervix. She was hundreds of miles from home, and needed a place near by to live for three months while she took regular X-ray treatments as an outpatient. Mrs. Edna Wagner, tireless and efficient director of social service at Anderson Hospital, shook her head: there was no suitable housing for such a patient in segregated Houston. But the woman had a son living in the city. Against her...

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