Health Care Services and Facilities in the Southern Appalachian Region

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 14: Medical, Health and Hygiene

Health Care Services and Facilities in the Southern Appalachian Region, 1955

TAGS: Appalachian region; health services; health facilities; Southern Appalachians; Council of the Southern Mountains; Perly F. Ayer; Tuskegee Institute; Adella Shields; Lewis W. Jones; 1955; hospitals; physicians; dentists; nurses;


One of the first systematic studies of health resources of the Southern Appalachian area, this 30 page booklet, assumes that “Southern Appalachia is an entity; it is different. It should be the object of social research of the most penetrating type.” Robert M. Metcalfe, M.D. Council of the Southern Mountains

“The Council is pleased to make this survey [on health care services and facilities, 1955] available to all who have an interest in health problems. In addition to the information summarized in this printed report, statistical details for each of the 257 counties in the nine states area are available in the files of the Council of the Southern Mountains.”
P.F. Ayer, Ex. Dir. Council of the Southern Mountains
Brea College

REPORT TO COUNCIL OF THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS
by P.F. AYERS, Executive Secretary

HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND FACILITIES IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION

by RURAL LIFE COUNCIL, TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE
LEWIS W. JONES, Director of Research
Adella R. Shields, ResearchAssistant

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I The Southern Appalachians page 6
CHAPTER II Health Conditions in the Region page 10
CHAPTER III Physicians, Dentists, and Nurses page 14
CHAPTER IV Hospitals and Other Institutional Health Care Services page 22
CHAPTER V Distribution of Health Care Services page 25
APPENDIX I Sources of Data page 30

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