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August 18, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(16):1173-1178. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860330041017

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SUMMARY SHEETS FROM MONTANA AND NEBRASKA  Completed county summary sheets have been received from most of the counties in Montana and Nebraska through Dr. R. F. Peterson, secretary, Medical Association of Montana, and Dr. R. B. Adams, secretary, Nebraska State Medical Association.The accompanying table gives data from selected counties in each of these states. The column giving the number of persons per telephone is used as one index of the economic status of the area. Many physicians over 65 years of age are carrying on large practices and are doing much to maintain the health of communities. They are not included in computing physician population ratio, however, as the future needs of the communities will be largely dependent on younger physicians.A current knowledge of needs of communities for doctors is essential if adequate help is to be given veteran medical officers in their problems of

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