ERIC Number: ED033803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Hungry Children. Special Report.
Wheeler, Raymond M.; And Others
A team of physicians with an interest in the medical problems of rural American children in the South and in Appalachia report on the medical and health conditions among children in impoverished areas of rural Mississippi. The basic needs of both Negro and white children for adequate growth and development are discussed. Health and physical conditions of these children are revealed and medical observations are indicated. It is recommended that the communities visited desperately need more and better food and a beginning of medical care. A physician's report of field trips to 2 counties in Mississippi examines housing deficiencies, discrimination, diet inadequacies, welfare payments, health care facilities available, and the medical needs of the people. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Community Characteristics, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Health Conditions, Health Needs, Health Services, Home Visits, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Nutrition, Rural Areas, Special Health Problems, Welfare Services, Whites
Southern Regional Council, 5 Forsyth St. N. W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ($0.30).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.