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December 9, 1911

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SECTION COMMITTEE REPORTS: REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOUSES FOR WORKING PEOPLE

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles,; Los Angeles,; Chicago

JAMA. 1911;LVII(24):1895-1897. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120085005
Abstract

The Committee on Houses for Working People undertook to secure data by writing to the secretaries of the state boards of health, the health officers of the larger cities, the U. S. Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service, the National Housing Association, the Bureau of Labor, the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, the Russell Sage Foundation, city housing associations, and other civic and philanthropic organizations, besides a number of industrial organizations and individuals whom we had reason to believe were interested in this work.

From these reports, it is apparent that the interest in this subject is wide-spread and that many movements are in contemplation regarding the best housing conditions for working people, others are being inaugurated, while a few places have done active work.

It appears from the reports received that the tenement-house plan, even the so-called model tenement-house, has not provid satisfactory, the consensus of

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