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February 20, 1960

1957 Inventory: Municipal and Industrial Waste Facilities. Volumes 1-9

JAMA. 1960;172(8):884. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020080114038

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These nine volumes constitute a report on community and industrial waste disposal. They consist exclusively of tables that present information about selected or specified communities, including tables for each of the states. There appears to be no attempt to obtain either city or county information which could be used to make comparisons. The format of the tables is confusing, since as many as three different items are placed in one column. For example, the first column is titled "Community, Sewer or Sanitary District, Institution or Industry," and extends across two columns of information. The next column includes the 1950 population, the 1957 estimated population, and the number of plant employees. Three entirely different items are placed in one column, making it difficult to distinguish the figures from each other in this one column or to know to what a figure refers. These volumes should prove helpful to municipal and state

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