Many citizens, and a number of important societies in New York City, have joined its health and charities departments in calling attention to the evils coincident on the overcrowded condition of some of its districts: A committee on congestion of population has been formed, and a campaign is preparing similar to that which the Charity Organization Society has been waging against tuberculosis. The public at large will thus learn, by means of maps, charts, models, moving pictures and lectures, and the educative facilities which the lay press so willingly affords, of the evils which densely-populated districts must suffer, and of the consequent baneful results on the community in general. All great cities should surely profit by a consideration of the proposed demonstrations, for the municipal conditions which have occasioned them obtain generally, though in perhaps lesser degree, throughout these United States.
A paper by Dr. W. H. Guilfoy1 on
CONGESTED POPULATIONS.. JAMA. 1908;L(8):612. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530340040003