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June 22, 1970

The Neighborhood Health Center

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Social Medicine, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, and Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center, Bronx, N.Y.

JAMA. 1970;212(12):2104-2106. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170250060012

A public health nurse informs a pediatrician that a well baby has "some kind of a heart murmur."

An internist and a family health worker make a home visit to an elderly patient with hypertension whose condition is out of control and who is unable to come to the health center because of the snow.

A medical sociologist discusses with the medical staff the differences between what they thought they told the patient in the office and what the patient actually understood.

A pediatric resident lectures a new group of public health nurses on "poisioning and accidents in childhood."

A computerized medical audit shows that, contrary to the belief of the physicians, not all children registered in the center are immunized.

A family health worker visits a patient's home to determine the reason for repeated broken appointments.

Pediatric urine samples are routinely obtained to detect asymptomatic lead ingestion.

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