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May 15, 1915

Houses for Mining Towns.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(20):1679. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570460055035

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This bulletin contains suggestions for the improvement of housing in mining towns, and the planning of such towns to secure the best return in health and efficiency for the workers as well as for the mine operators. Although the actual loss which is occasioned by insanitary and uncomfortable environment may not be readily measurable, it is nevertheless real, and justifies the department in its investigations looking to improvement in this respect. Among the subjects touched on are the town site and arrangement, advantages of establishing the town near the plant as well as away from the plant, and such details as width of streets, construction of sidewalks and gutters, situation and size of houses and lots, types of houses of different materials and the advantages of each. Plans and illustrations, arrangement of houses and details of lighting and heating, and many other features of comfort, artistic arrangement and surroundings are

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