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

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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- $P tion of physicians in Kentucky appear to have special mes with? Pumber Of Person? Wlthm a locality for _ significance for Kentuckys rural residents; each piysician. A standard oi adequacy of one phy- I In brief, this study points out that; (1) Kentucky Slcuinbperlbooo lI"1`SO;S has b PY0P0Sd as H P1` . . . . i - has relatively fewer medical doctors for its population tm BHC 1 mar hH l~btiwdffr(m the 1912, - ;. , ` , , , an 9 6 e itions o tie American. _).x, Of Kentucky are d1sadVantagOllS1y Sltuated relatwe Medical Directory, published by the American Medical Asso- mm ciation, Chicago, 111.; and publications of the U. S. Bureau of , -. 1Social Science Analyst, Agricultural Marketing Service, the Census. . USDA. 5U. S. Public Health Service, Division of Public Health y + 2Associate Rural Sociologist, University of Kentucky. Methods, Standards of Adequacy in tlie Supply of Medical _ 3This study is a cooperative endeavor of the Department and Public Health Personnel and Facilities \Vashin ton: . H rt. of Rural Sociology, Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, 1942), processed; quoted in Frederick D. Mott and Milton I, _ University of Kentucky; and the Farm Population and Rural Roemer, Rural Healtlz and Medical Care (New York: McGraw- Life Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. Hill Book Co., Inc., 1948), p. 155. ur 1,000 ._ [ - @ |OOO"l499 Number of Persons lOl-ll ~ . l *' '*" ++++ ; i Z .;1jYQi _ &ii 2,000 und over lND - P t" 4-is i` , i"' 'Y g ***4* i s A & Principal Medical Service Center _ H _ E V'U;`Fl; i it afs: ) . E - 5; OHIO; . v , M" f . -;-:-:-: _ ?i.?l;i$??;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*jj*_EE;E;E5E5E;E;E3EE:j _EEEE? _`$ ??; Eiiis?ilh?iEL%$;-Siiiii? - __ . . N ILL _.;:5:;;'._$?_;_ i%?? $ ,.;,;;.;:iE;&;:z;;;;:;. _-_-_ .,, ..., t u:::::: 1:;. :::;z: _ 5:;:, :i:::::t::ti::*:::::TZiZ ei, , :;:;:;:5- --_:gw;tfpg; ;.;.j "= 2s2g2z$ ;=_;;;;;;;;_;t;;, ...,.,,.=i%=5aizggzgaigsa2222222i2;;;.__ . `igl Q ``i `;" `TT`$"'TT "Z'` \ ,. ~ -:-:-:-::- .2 ,.._ ::i:.;::.:cw :E=E:==$"`*=;=2rE=E=2=EE=EErE=1;=:;;rEEE;="" " L . -L M if *Z;2i" ;;2%Eii2;;r;?iiilgili.i???i$$i?EEQEQEQEQiii?$$??"" A VA' ILL- ZEZEZE- W "i;f""" ' .::' ?%? -@.;. i ` .-...::3;,* ll`- ).g:%r; 1_yzi "' \.. *:E: : .:?> \=.==~~'=-%f - ; ; pl'irr , J l ):::? K. `i'v" .-sat-L -... - -A we *~ I * , ;_ T .;:5;:- :.t? -:-:;_.;:;:;. aq=q;svtt .;.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= EE=E=EE=Er4 L " This map shows the division ol the state and portions of in each area in 1955. As a state, Kcntutky`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~__