When the Missouri Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis was formed in 1907 a main purpose of the organization was declared to be the enlightenment of the public on the disease in question by means of lectures, addresses, demonstrations, and exhibits, these activities being a necessary preliminary to a right understanding of the subject thus presented, and to afford an intelligent basis on which local organization could be brought about.
To the extent that its limited means allowed a consistent effort was therefore made by the association to enlist the interest and aid of local communities through their medical, social and business organizations, and with some success, the medical societies naturally being the leaders and chief supporters of such movements and auxiliary branches were formed in a number of cities and counties of the state. It was found, however, that these bodies
HOMAN G. INSTRUCTION OF THE PUBLIC IN ANTITUBERCULOSIS MEASURES BY A TRAVELING CAR EXHIBIT. JAMA. 1910;55(13):1072–1073. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330130008003