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March 20, 1943


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JAMA. 1943;121(12):921-924. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840120023006

For a number of years the members of the Committee on Tuberculosis of the Minnesota State Medical Association have felt that tuberculosis has been reduced to such a degree in this state and the physician's armamentarium is now such that the time is ripe for an all out campaign against this disease.

In 1940 a questionnaire was sent to each of the state medical associations to determine what was being done in other states. We were somewhat surprised to learn that thirteen of the state medical associations did not have a tuberculosis committee; in fifteen states such committees have been in existence for three years or less, and in four states for three to five years; in the remainder the committees had been in existence for more than five years. In three states the tuberculosis work was done by a subcommittee of a public health committee. In most of the

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