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June 8, 1946

Rehabilitation at Lake Tomahawk State Camp: A History

JAMA. 1946;131(6):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870230073030

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Abstract

This book deals with the Lake Tomahawk State Camp for the rehabilitation of the tuberculous, operated by the state of Wisconsin at Tomahawk Lake, in the northern forest area of that state. The book gives an account of the establishment of the institution and a description of its general character and of its working plans. It gives also careful statistical studies of the result of rehabilitation. For the most part these results have been favorable, but there has been a certain percentage of reentry into the sanatorium among the patients who have been treated or perhaps one had better say rehabilitated at the Tomahawk Lake Camp. This percentage is smaller than the percentage of patients who have been readmitted to sanatoriums without the advantages of such rehabilitation as at Tomahawk Lake. The book contains information of value to those interested in the rehabilitation of the tuberculous, especially those who may

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