Excerpt from A Bulletin on the Condition of the County, Almshouses of Missouri Statistics. There is but one method of collecting accurate statistics concerning social conditions; and that is to send experts into the field to gather the information upon the spot. Unfortunately this method was t open to the department of sociology when it undertook to investigate the condition of the county almshouses of Missouri. The desired information had to be obtained by other and less accurate means. Wherever possible a student or alumnus of the University was sent to visit the almshouse about which information was sought; but it was found possible to do this in only about thirty percent, of the cases. In the remaining cases question blanks were sent to the superintendents of the almshouses with the request that they be filled out and returned to the department. In this way information was received concerning fifty per cent. more of the almshouses. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.