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Funds Asked for Health Survey
The U. S. Public Health Service has asked the division of applications and information of the works progress administration for an allotment of $3,450,000 to carry out a "health inventory" in fifty cities with special reference to chronic diseases and physical impairments such as infantile paralysis, arthritis, deafness, blindness, Bright's disease and other afflictions incapacitating persons for employment, according to the New York Times. It was stated that the study would include a house to house canvas, physical examinations and a survey of medical facilities for the care of the sick, with special reference to the chronic diseases. There would also be an "intensive study extending over several years of the importance and effect of given chronic ailments on the capacity of the patient and family to remain self supporting and in other respects to carry on as a useful member of society."
Government Services. JAMA. 1935;105(2):129. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760280041020