Medicine: Dr. Betty Cleans Up

The company doctor was a 33 -year-old woman, and good-looking; her name was Betty Hayes. Last July Dr. Hayes looked over the sanitary conditions in the company-owned mining villages of Force, Byrnedale and Hollywood, Pa., and decided that conditions were bad. The water had to be boiled before it could be used; sewage overflowed into yards and streets; the streets were mud bogs.

The state health officer told Dr. Hayes to wait until there was an epidemic before she made a formal complaint. The Shawmut Mining Co. said they could do nothing: they had...

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