The subject of tuberculosis, more specifically pulmonary tuberculosis, is talked and written about so often these days that one feels apologetic when adding another paper to the already voluminous literature. Yet there are certain features of the subject of special interest to the general practitioner that require emphasis and other points of importance to all interested in preventing the more or less permanently damaging and disabling phases of the disease that call for revaluation. In addition, I shall attempt to outline a workable program in which all physicians can and should partake and that embraces methods by which it may be hoped in the next several generations not only to reduce the morbidity very appreciably from its present level but also to give the profession just reason to feel that such reduction might be directly linked with its efforts.
In the desire to emphasize the necessity and importance of the
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