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Ambulant Antituberculosis Dispensaries
Dr. A. Del Bue of Verona discussed recently the organization and the functioning of the bodies that he proposes to call "ambulant antituberculosis dispensaries." These institutions are connected with the Associazione antitubercolare medici condotti, and serve the following purposes: (1) to ascertain the incidence of tuberculosis in each province, and to determine the number of tuberculous subjects and the degree of danger to society and to the family; (2) to follow the course of the pandemic, emphasizing all the direct means of combating tuberculosis, and (3) to draw conclusions with reference to the march of the pandemic and the activities of the antituberculosis societies. Each province is divided into zones, at the head of each of which is a medical officer who serves as a connecting link between the medical directors and the Presidenza sezionale dell'associazione antitubercolare.
Provisions for the Protection of the Public Health
ITALY. JAMA. 1927;89(22):1886-1887. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690220062024