As announced in the papers and elsewhere, the Framingham Community Health and Tuberculosis Demonstration is being conducted under the supervision of a committee organized by the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. On this committee1 are represented the National Tuberculosis Association, the Massachusetts State Department of Health, the United States Public Health Service, private antituberculosis organizations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, the donors of the $100,000 to be devoted to the work.
The selection of Framingham was made after several months' study of numerous communities of similar size in various parts of the United States, but particularly in Massachusetts and New York State. Framingham recommended itself to the committee because it possessed certain average qualities, being an industrial community, with mixed industries, varied racial groups, a good local health organization, backed up by an excellent state department of
ARMSTRONG DB. THE FRAMINGHAM HEALTH AND TUBERCULOSIS DEMONSTRATION. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(13):1051-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590400011003