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March 6, 1909

TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOUS PATIENTS IN THEIR HOMES AND IN PLACES OTHER THAN SANATORIAWITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PSYCHIC SIDE OF THEIR MANAGEMENT

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ASHEVILLE, N. C.

JAMA. 1909;LII(10):757-762. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420360013002d
Abstract

When requested to prepare a paper on the home treatment of tuberculosis, I felt some hesitancy in acceding, not because the subject was not of great interest to me, but because it has been associated by some of the profession with the views of those who believe that pulmonary tuberculosis can be better treated in the patient's home than in the very best of climates elsewhere.

Such a view is so much opposed to my experience, and to that, I believe, of the profession as a whole, that I would not wish to seem to support it. If the term, however, as my title implies, is used to describe the treatment of tuberculosis outside of closed sanatoria, whether in the patient's home town or in some especially favorable climate, and deals with obtaining for all patients those advantages which were supposed to be obtainable only in special institutions, it is

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