[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.146.179.146. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
February 6, 1932

ITALY

JAMA. 1932;98(6):495-496. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320055024

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

The National Antituberculosis Congress  The fourth National Antituberculosis Congress was held at Bologna under the auspices of the Federazione nazionale per la lotta contro la tubercolosi. Prof. Raffaele Paolucci, president of the federation, spoke on the mortality from tuberculosis in Italy, which has shown in recent years a constant decline, ranging from 63,000 deaths from all forms of tuberculosis in 1924 to 50,161 deaths in 1930. Similar observations have been made in other countries; in the United States, the mortality rate has dropped from 136 to 33 per hundred thousand of population; in Denmark and in Germany, the mortality rate has declined from 153 in 1914 to 87 in 1929. It is frankly evident that there is a definite relation between the ascending curve representing organized effort and the descending curve of mortality. The divergence between these two curves furnishes evidence that the crusade against tuberculosis is a problem of

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×