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August 11, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(6):412-413. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700060046025

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The Tuberculosis Convention in Wildbad  The four German societies that are devoted to research and control of tuberculosis held a convention in Wildbad, from May 30 to June 2. In the recognition of the disease, its causes, its beginnings and its course, considerable progress has been made. The incidence of the disease has also been diminished, to a certain extent. The mortality from tuberculosis, which, during the war and the inflation period, had increased to threatening proportions, has been reduced to seven tenths of that recorded before the war. Whether or not tuberculosis morbidity has declined to the same extent is uncertain. Compulsory notification of tuberculosis, which has been introduced in Prussia and in some other states, has been in force only a few years and does not include all forms of the disease. According to a statistical report issued by the general ortskrankenkasse for Cologne, the average morbidity from

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