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August 8, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(6):381-384. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060019006

In this paper I do not present a plea for any particular sanatorium, health resort, climate, altitude or what not. My text is as follows: The patient with pulmonary tuberculosis is best cared for in an institution especially conducted for the treatment of this disease (whether it is a completely equipped private sanatorium, a nursing cottage or a state, county or municipal tuberculosis hospital) and, in the majority of instances, at an appreciable distance from his home.

In the past decade home treatment has been much extolled. This is due to several factors. A feeling has steadily grown that climate counts for nothing, and the establishment of municipal, county and state sanatoriums all over the country during the past two decades naturally has fostered the idea that, as these institutions have reported uniformly good results, the patient probably could do just as well by carrying out the cure in his

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