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September 26, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(13):1084-1085. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540130040006

An official communication to the International Congress on Tuberculosis in Washington this week, from the Antituberculosis Association of Sweden,1 reviews the progress of the crusade against the disease in that country.2 The movement may be traced back to 1896, when the Swedish Medical Society took the initiative and pointed out the necessity of establishing sanatoria in the country for the treatment of tuberculous patients. This object was at last secured through the generosity of King Oscar II, who devoted to it the jubilee fund amounting to about $583,000.

Another movement which has greatly promoted the antituberculosis campaign is the National Antituberculosis Association, which was founded in 1904 and now has a membership of about 22,000, a very respectable number when it is remembered that Sweden is a small country, its population numbering only about 5,300,000. All classes of the population are represented in this association and the fees

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