Medicine: Health for Houston

In proud, prosperous Houston, Texas (pop. 596,000), citizens are well accustomed to the idea that their town is getting bigger—and is going to keep on getting" bigger. Lately, Houstonians have been asking themselves: What do we have to do to make Houston healthier as well as bigger? Texas-fashion, Houston and surrounding Harris County set out to answer that question themselves.

Three hundred volunteers (doctors, lawyers, businessmen and social workers) were organized into 18 committees to study the area's health needs in such matters as hospital facilities, sewage disposal, food sanitation, tuberculosis, care of...

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