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January 14, 1939

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1939;112(2):149-156. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800020055017
Abstract

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION STUDY OF MEDICAL CARE

Harris County, Texas  The Harris County Medical Society of Texas returned a very complete summary of its study of the need and supply of medical care in its county. Harris County has a population of 425,000, of which the Houston District contains the greatest proportion, about 340,000. The thoroughness with which the county medical society carried out this study is verified by the number of returns they obtained, as indicated in table 1.It is significant to note that the welfare and relief agencies, the health departments, the nurses' organization, the hospitals, the schools and the other organizations which arrange for or provide medical care are practically 100 per cent represented, while the percentage of physicians, dentists and pharmacists who returned reports is considerably less.Table 2 is a summary of the figures reported by the ten hospitals.During 1937 the hospitals cared

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