IX-"I Lived in a Slum" - Woody Klein - New York World Telegram and Sun

IX-"I Lived in a Slum" - Woody Klein - New York World Telegram and Sun

Lack of Inspection Brings Squalor

by: Woody Klein | publication date: July 1, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

In a city where Health Commissioner Leona Baumgartner says there are as many rats as people - eight million - there are only four Health Department inspectors assigned to investigate rat bites and vermin.

In this seventh installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, NY World Telegram and Sun staff writer Woody Klein reports on the shortage of New York City Health Department inspectors and how this contributes to poor housing conditions in the city's poorest neighborhoods.

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