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JAMA 100 Years Ago
December 14, 2011


JAMA. 2011;306(22):2516. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1731

As has been the custom for a number of years, the various local antituberculosis associations will have on sale from December 1 to Christmas, Red Cross seals which are to be sold to raise funds for supporting the antituberculosis movement. This is done under the sanction of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis and the American Red Cross. The local organizations are allowed a portion of the proceeds. This year a design has been adopted which has overcome the objections of the post-office department to placing these seals on letters. Many plans have been adopted in various localities to promote the sale of these seals; for example, friends of the antituberculosis movement have donated valuable prizes, such as pianos, sanitary drinking-fountains, talking-machines, ventilating apparatus, vacuum cleaners, other sanitary and hygienic appliances and books concerning health matters. These are to be awarded to persons who sell the most stamps or to schools whose pupils sell the most. It is expected this year that the sale of these seals will far exceed that of other years and net at least a million dollars for the antituberculosis movement.

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