WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, August 30th. Few of us have the opportunity to actually change the shape of people's lives and help them to live more happily. Such a man was Dr. Claire Straith, whose birthday in 1891 is noted today. Treating soldiers wounded in World War I, he pioneered many techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery that are still in use today. Later, noting that he was performing a lot of reconstructive surgery on crash victims, Straith successfully urged automakers to use safety glass and remove dangerous projections from the interiors of their cars. There are over 7,000 board certified plastic surgeons among the more than 907,000 physicians and surgeons in the U.S. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Straith biography: http://www.straithclinic.com/history-of-straith-plastic-surgery-clinic-detroit.html
Straith and cars: http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_86_10.html
Plastic surgeons: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/briefing-papers/plastic-surgery-for-teenagers.html
Physicians and surgeons: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_13_3YR_B24010&prodType=table
Physician and surgeon offices/NAICS 6211: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau