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The Campaign Against Tuberculosis
During the fore part of this month, as has been the custom, tuberculosis seals were sold throughout France. The Comité national de défense contre la tuberculose intensified its publicity campaign by means of posters and leaflets pointing out the importance of the work already accomplished and what remains to be done. The sale of antituberculosis seals yielded, in 1927, 13,600,000 francs ($544,000); in 1928, 18,000,000 francs ($720,000). In view of this result, the government induced parliament to appropriate 700,000,000 francs ($28,000,000) to be allotted in annual sums of 150,000,000 francs ($6,000,000) for the budget of the antituberculosis crusade. In 1929 the sale of tuberculosis seals yielded 22,000,000 francs ($880,000) and the government appropriated the sum of 1,200,000,000 francs ($48,000,000) for the same budget. Since 1924 the publicity department of the Comité national has organized 639 lectures, with audiences totaling 250,000. It has lent 1,191 educational films.
PARIS. JAMA. 1931;96(3):204-205. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720290048019