Beauty to the Rescue
January 11, 2012 Leave a comment
In a letter to The New Yorker (January 9, 2012 edition), Dr. Joshua Bamberger writes that the Department of Public Health in San Francisco has:
observed that people who are housed in more aesthetically pleasing and functional buildings, and in those which are in safer neighborhoods, have had more dramatic reductions in health-care utilization than people directed to less pleasant housing….most people know intuitively that safety and beauty can help cure the ills of modern society…
Not just the good kind of beauty that can be used to sell shampoo, but the other kind of beauty that can improve well-being. Give me some of that!