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JAMA 100 Years Ago
December 6, 2006


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(21):2628. doi:10.1001/jama.296.21.2628

No movement in modern preventive medicine is more interesting or more full of promise than the awakening of attention in recent years to the “after-care” of individuals who have suffered from more or less chronic ailment and who, after treatment for some time in institutions, have been discharged as cured. Tuberculosis and insanity in particular have deservedly been the subjects of this special attention and any auxiliary that will reduce the morbidity and mortality for either of them must be heartily welcomed. The decrease of both of these affections is dependent to a much larger extent on the after-care of those who have been under special treatment than was imagined until a few years ago when the crying need of post-sanitarium measures at last found responsive auditors among the medical profession and those charitably inclined.

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