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November 17, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(12):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670290069027

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Self-Help by the Tuberculous.  —In addition to the old and well-established National Association Against Tuberculosis and for Health, another organization has in recent years become very influential. Its name is Tuberkuløses Hjelpeorganisasjon (THO). Its propaganda week last September gave THO a good opportunity to bring its aims and achievements to the notice of the public. It is a nationwide federation of tuberculous and previously tuberculous persons. Others also may belong to it, but on a different basis. For, while tuberculous and previously tuberculous persons can become A members, others joining this body rank as B members, with very limited voting rights. THO is an independent, nonpolitical body with an ambitious program, and it already has a fine record of achievement.One of the most concrete achievements of THO is a school near Bergen for the training of tuberculous persons unfit for their previous employment. At this school, some 200 persons

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