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Image 3 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 3 No. 3 summer 1957

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A declining number of doctors y*` and a rising population are #· two factors in appraising . r . 9 • *‘f €Ill1CyS.€lC3 (BBS $4 ·_ BY JOHN R- CHRISTIANSEN‘ and THOMAS R- FORD? to the supply of physicians throughout the state} , * Q . . . V. . v _ K Findings from 3 Study Of the number and distribw · One measure of the availability of physicians serv- $P tion of physicians in Kentucky appear to have special mes with? Pumber Of Person? Wlthm a locality for _ significance for Kentuckys rural residents; each piysician. A standard oi adequacy of one phy- I In brief, this study points out that; (1) Kentucky Slcuinbperlbooo lI"§1`SO;‘S has b€€“ PY0P0S€d as H P1`¤€· » . . . . ’ ·’ i · · ‘ -· has relatively fewer medical doctors for its population tm BHC 1 mar ‘ “h€H ¤¤l~€bt¤i¤wdffr(»m the 1912, · · - ;. , ` , , , an 9 6 e itions o tie American. _).x, Of Kentucky are d1sadVantag€OllS1y Sltuated relatwe Medical Directory, published by the American Medical Asso- mm ciation, Chicago, 111.; and publications of the U. S. Bureau of , -. 1Social Science Analyst, Agricultural Marketing Service, the Census. . USDA. 5U. S. Public Health Service, Division of Public Health y + 2Associate Rural Sociologist, University of Kentucky. Methods, Standards of Adequacy in tlie Supply of Medical _ 3This study is a cooperative endeavor of the Department and Public Health Personnel and Facilities \Vashin ton: . H rt. of Rural Sociology, Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, 1942), processed; quoted in Frederick D. Mott and Milton I, _ University of Kentucky; and the Farm Population and Rural Roemer, Rural Healtlz and Medical Care (New York: McGraw- Life Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. Hill Book Co., Inc., 1948), p. 155. u¤¢¤r 1,000 ._ [ - @ |•OOO"l·499 Number of Persons lOl-ll ~ ·¤¤¤—·.¤¤¤ l *’°' '°“’*‘°‘°" ’++++ · —; i Z °’.;1‘j”YQi _ &i§§§§§§§i§§§§§ 2,000 und over lND‘ - P t" 4-is i` , i"' 'Y g ***4* i s A & Principal Medical Service Center _ H _ E V'U;`Fl; i it afs: ) . E - 5; OHIO; . v·· , M" f . -;-:-:-: ’ _ ?i§§€§.?l;i$§§??‘;f ’ * t§.:lt~¤ ,, A 2-3+2- I. I-2-Z-1-2-. _____, hy LQ}, ::1= ·<·: gg- ‘;?.£t.':*.;: , ` ;ZgZ;Z;Z _;:;:;:;:;:;:;:_ :;:;-;:;:; :::::1:5;:; ;;§;·,;~ `;_···{_r;-;;__; " ' W.VA- X P __j*j°j*_‘E¤E;E;E5E5E;E;E3E§E§:j _E§E§E§E¤? _`”$ ??§§; Eiiis?ilh‘?‘iE¥¥L%$;-Siiiii? - __ . . N ILL _.;:5:;;'._$€?_;_ i%‘??‘ $· ,.;,;;.;:§€i§E§§;§&;:z¤;;;§§§§§;:;. _-_-_ .,, ..., t u::::::· 1:;. ·:::;z: _ 5:;:, ·:i:¥:·:·:¥:·t¥:·:·‘·ti:¥:*:·:·:·:·:TZi‘¥Z ei, , :;:;:;:5-· ·· ·-·-·_:gw;tf§pg; ;.;.j· ¤¤"=¤¤ ¤¢2s2g2z¤$ ;=_;;;;;;;;·§_;t;;, ...,.,,.§=i¤%¤€=5aizggzgaigs§a§2§2§2§2§2§2§2i2;;;.__ · . `igl Q `’`i¢ `’°;" €`TT`$"€'TT “‘"Z‘°'` \ ,. ~ ··-:-:-:-:·:- .2 ,.._ ·::i:.;::·.:cw ‘ :E=E:==$·"·`*=;§=2rE=E=2=E¤E=EErE=1¤;=:·;·;rE¢E¢E;¥=§·"" "‘ L . -L M if “ “*Z§;2§i€§" ;¤;2§%§E§§§ii2§;;r;?€§€iiilgili.i???i¥$$i?EEQEQEQEQii€i?$$€?€?°"’" A VA' ’ ILL- ZEZEZE- W ”"i‘;f"""’“· ' .::' ’¥?%§? -—@.;. i ¤ ` .-...::3;,* ll`- ).’g·:%r; ·1_•yzi "' \·.. *·¤:E: ‘: .·¤:¢?> ‘ \¤=·.=·=·——~‘~·'=-‘%¤§§f ·- ·; ; §pl'ir¤é¤r , J l )‘¥:::? K. `i'v·“" .-sat-L -... -» · -A—· we ·*~· I * , ;_ T ·• .;:5;:- :·.t?· -:-:;_.;:;:;. aq»=»q;sv»tt .;.m-_ BO,,Q;,·- L!*$°°“ a;_¤_·1:,·e:·=-·~+.; . at •\· :::::gAD}JE5·_• {A" “rAm; ·~;.-i:4:;§ .. l' ¤ $! '·| ai.; V r » M0 " °*°§*‘*° i:·¤*¤’?’?:?’; V M·¤:¤L€$¤<>¤¤ · ‘ A" __ ' Q §:;._.§:§_._._._._._.`:¥:¥:¥:§:§:§ ` ' "` " ` ‘ - ` """""" ` We a t3,¤a.q¤..,. =E=§=E=E= E¤E=E=E¤E=Er4 L " This map shows the division ol the state and portions of in each area in 1955. As a state, Kcntut·ky`s population- i_ adjoining states into "medica1 service" areas, as well as doctor ratio is 1,139. the ratio of the number of persons to each "activc" doctor J • · \ KENTUCKY FARM AND HOME ScraNc1;—SU>1xn;1i 1957 3 O 7~__