July 6, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(1):47-49. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710010053021

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Mortality from Tuberculosis in Spain  Dr. Palanca, health inspector of the province of Madrid, recently delivered an address before the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina on "Mortality from Tuberculosis in Spain." He mentioned the present enthusiasm for the creation of sanatoriums in Spain. There are eight in the province of Madrid alone. A small town in the mountains has been wholly transformed into a tuberculosis colony and at present at Hoyo de Manzanares and in El Escorial two more sanatoriums are under construction. The speaker commented on the statistics of morbidity and mortality from tuberculosis, which he thinks have been exaggerated. Dr. Codina admitted 50,000 deaths from tuberculosis yearly in Spain and calculated a morbidity of 500,000. The official statistics show a mortality from tuberculosis of 26,517 during 1928; as it was 29,991 during 1920, there is a decrease in the mortality. The provinces which show the higher mortality from

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