J. R. E.
A time-worn boast in Philadelphia has been to the effect that one quarter of all people in the United States live within 90 miles of the statue of Billy Penn on top the tower of City Hall. Such provincial bragging is not a joke today, even to New Yorkers; rather it is a cause for civic, social, and even medical, apprehension. Daily we wrestle with the frustrations of traffic-clogged streets and expressways, inadequate and ageing commuter services, rising taxes and a deteriorating system of public education, violence and poverty, polluted waters and smoke-filled air, dirt and ugliness. Yet it has
E. JR. City-Smoke and Medical Chaos. Ann Intern Med. ;71:655–657. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-655
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):655-657.
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