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Medical Service for Rural Areas

The Tennessee Medical Foundation

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674600034

Publication Date: 01/01/1957

68 pages

15 halftones, 1 map


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This new book tells the story of an extraordinary program to improve medical services for a group of communities in rural Tennessee. First the need is discussed, next the resources and means required to achieve the desired end, and then the approach to solving problems in particular areas, such as Pruden Valley.

Through this program the persons working with the guidance and help of the Tennessee Medical Foundation, an organization established by the State Medical Association, developed services which will fit the long-term needs of the various communities, and in every case they have adapted their services to the actual needs of the particular communities involved. Through careful evaluation of the priority of problems to be approached, the people and the medical profession participated together in the alleviation of health conditions which were a menace to successful functioning of their respective communities.

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