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March 2, 1940

TUBERCULOSIS FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1940;114(9):765-804. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810090043014
Abstract

A FOLLOW-UP ON THE SURVEY OF 1933-1935 BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  In 1935 the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals published a report of a two year study of tuberculosis facilities in the United States.1 This was based on the inspection of 656 hospitals and sanatoriums, the analysis of 602 special questionnaires, and supplementary reports from 5,600 other hospitals that had been requested to furnish information concerning the hospitalization of tuberculous patients.The original report contained the names of 1,240 institutions, 471 sanatoriums, 740 tuberculosis departments and twenty-nine preventoriums, all listed in accordance with the following classification: 1. Sanatorium — an institution operating exclusively for the treatment of tuberculosis. 2. Tuberculosis department —a hospital service devoted in part to tuberculosis care. 3. Preventorium—a separate unit for tuberculous contacts or children with the first infection type of disease. The preventorium

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