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May 4, 1935

Government Services

JAMA. 1935;104(18):1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760180081021

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Abstract

Rural Health Service  Seventy-three per cent of the rural population in the United States is still without the form of health organization that is considered best adapted to rural areas, according to Public Health Reports in a review of rural health service for 1933. During this year there were fifty-five full time health units discontinued and only four established, giving a net loss of fifty-one units. Virginia suffered the greatest loss with the discontinuance of full time health work in nine counties, while Delaware led in the percentage of rural population under full time health service, all of its three counties having been provided with local full time health organization by the state. Of the states in which the local governmental units maintain the health organizations, with or without assistance from the state health department or other sources, Maryland had the highest percentage (97.5) of rural population under full time

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