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March 6, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(10):705-706. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670360045023

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Health Conditions in Prussia  In Prussia, in recent years, the housing situation has grown worse. In the town of Jülich (population 8,800), 542 families were unable to find dwellings. In Hirschberg, 70 per cent of the population had only one room. In Stade, 159 tuberculous persons were sleeping in the same rooms with healthy members of the family; sixty-eight tuberculous persons were sleeping in the same beds with healthy persons. In Schweidnitz, of 268 young children, thirty-seven were living with five and more persons in single rooms. In the fourteen towns of the government district Marienwerder, 15 per cent of the school children were sleeping three in a bed; in the township of Wiedenburg, 16 per cent. In Wilhelmsburg, 500 families had not space enough to put up the beds they needed. In a village in Wittmund township, the parents and twelve children of one family were living in an

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