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March 7

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  • 1955 - Federal commission appointed by former President Herber Hoover, discovers that over 50% of the 1,500,000 hospital beds in the U.S. were devoted to the care of people with mental illness, making mental illness the "greatest single" U.S. health problem.[1]


Births

  • 1792 - Sir Thomas Watson - English physician. First to suggest the use of rubber gloves for surgery.[1]


References

  1. Accardo, Pasquale J. "March." The Medical Almanac. Totowa, New Jersey:Humana Press. 1992.