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November 27, 1937

The Control of Tuberculosis in England Past and Present

JAMA. 1937;109(22):1841. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480073033

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This book deals with the whole problem of tuberculosis control in England. The first part includes treatment and prevention before 1908. While the cause of the disease was known, this was before the present method of administering the tuberculin test intracutaneously was employed. Moreover, artificial pneumothorax was not used in England at that time. The hospital and sanatorium situation prior to 1908 is presented in considerable detail, as well as the high mortality from the disease. In the second part such subjects as reporting of cases of tuberculosis and various acts, such as the National Insurance Act and the Local Government Act, are presented. One chapter is devoted to control of tuberculosis before the Great War, another to control during the war, and a third to progress in control since the Great War. Part III contains an excellent discussion of the present day tuberculosis problem in England. Tables are presented

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