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October 29, 1904

CRUSADE AGAINST OVERCROWDING AND THE TENEMENT EVIL.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(18):1310-1311. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500180040004
Abstract

Buffalo has recently inaugurated a health crusade which is interesting and instructive in many ways. Since the first of last May a rigid tenement-house inspection, followed by enforced repairs, improvements and even condemnations, has been carried on, and now, at the end of five months only, an amount of work has been accomplished which is a source of pride to the city itself and an example to other cities in this country. Buffalo's experience is especially valuable because it shows what is needed and what can be done in middle- sized cities. We are all so familiar with the enormous housing problems of our large cities, with squalid pictures of the dirt, darkness and overcrowding in which the "other half" of New York, Boston, Chicago, etc., are obliged to live, that we are apt to treat lightly the less spectacular conditions in smaller cities. Yet in many of

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