May 14, 1932

Health and Hospital Survey, Kansas City, Missouri. Made for the Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City under the direction of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1765-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460069037

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This survey was undertaken at the behest of the Public Health and Welfare Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Mo., to determine in what respects the health work of the city might be adequate or inadequate and what steps should be taken to improve the service for the money expended. Fourteen different volunteer groups were carrying on health work in addition to various official agencies, resulting in duplication of efforts in some places and leaving gaps in others. The reported number of 127 cases of tuberculosis in 1929 is a record of which any city might be proud were it not for the fact that 306 residents died from that disease during the year, indicating that there existed from 1,500 to 2,700 cases of tuberculosis at the time. Other inconsistencies picture a rather confused state of public health activities—for instance under food control is grouped the control

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