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Tuberculosis is an infection unhappily too frequent in France—as well as in all other countries—though not having the extent that has been attributed to it by certain unthinking or ill willed publicists who apparently have wished to convey the impression that France is a country sanitarily and morally decadent.
One can understand easily, today, that France has retained her former virtues, as demonstrated by her valor on the field of battle and her sacrifices for the defense of the right and liberty of the world.
France unfortunately counts a certain number of the tuberculous, in proportion relatively small, but nevertheless sufficient to contribute a grave danger to her reconstruction after the war. In the same manner in which you are here to aid us on the field of battle, you desire to aid us in saving the generations of tomorrow.
If one refers to the most recent statistics, with the
LILLE PA. THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST INFANTILE TUBERCULOSIS IN FRANCEAND THE PRESERVATION OF CHILDHOOD AGAINST ITS RAVAGES BY THE SYSTEM OF THE "ŒUVRE GRANCHER". JAMA. 1918;71(1):1–6. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600270003001