National Geographic : 1976 Jan
Domed mufflers fight decibels in the noisy L. M. Ericsson plant (above) as Yugoslavian Ilinka Kotevski inspects its product silver contacts for telephone re lays. Jobs are still available for immigrants in Sweden, where the unemployment rate rarely tops 2 percent. At Huddinge Hospital, one of the country's newest and largest, beds are made up and equipped to order by a special staff (be low) to save nurse's aides' time. An automated track transports the beds to a central station. "Automation in all things" seems a motto of modern Stock holm. In a downtown bingo parlor (right), shoppers play with the aid of a computer.