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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SAVING FACE

Profile America — Saturday, 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 some 6,000 to 7,000 specialists in plastic surgery among the more than 690,000 physicians and surgeons in the U.S. practicing out of some of the nearly 222,000 physicians' offices across the country. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:
http://www.answers.com/topic/md-claire-straith 
http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_86_10.html 
http://www.quora.com/How-many-plastic-surgeons-are-there-in-the-U-S  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm  http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 6211

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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