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In Section V of the International Congress on Tuberculosis, the one concerned with the social and economic aspects of the question, the larger part of an afternoon's session was devoted to the discussion of the comparative frequency of tuberculosis among the foreign-born inhabitants of our country, and also among the Indians and the negroes. A striking agreement was evidenced both as to the facts and as to the interpretation of the facts. It seems that the Italians and the Greeks suffer more from tuberculosis here than in their own countries. Ireland has notoriously a high death rate from this disease, but, according to Flick, the children of Irish immigrants in the United States are even more susceptible than their foreign-born parents. In the case of the Italians, there is abundant proof that they do not bring the disease to this country but acquire it here. The medical inspection at Ellis
TUBERCULOSIS AMONG THE FOREIGN-BORN.. JAMA. 1908;LI(19):1602-1603. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540190040005