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To the Editor:—
This communication is being written after two years' work in a federal transient bureau of an industrial center on the Great Lakes. Most of the families come from the West and the South.I presumed when I started my work that most of the transient families and single girls would be suffering from a neurosis due to economic insecurity. This is not true in the family group. A normal family life minimizes other stress and strain. The single girls, however, show instability, in most cases a neurosis. They come from broken homes in most cases and fail to adjust in any environment. They live alone in furnished rooms and complain of being lonely, but when put in groups or in normal homes they become a source of friction. Families and individuals from the South show an inadequate knowledge of what to buy in the line of foods.
Mazza MF. FACTS FROM A GOVERNMENT TRANSIENT CLINIC. JAMA. 1935;105(24):2005–2006. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760500057024
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