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February 26, 1910


Author Affiliations

President of the Missouri Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis ST. LOUIS

JAMA. 1910;LIV(9):701-704. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550350001001k

Tuberculosis in its most common form of manifestation, which is pulmonary consumption, is such a nearly universal infection, is so fully known to mankind in almost every climate and human condition, that its literature alone has reached proportions far beyond the reasonable ability of any one person to read or adequately to digest; but, nevertheless, a sketch will be attempted concerning the principal points of view from which it has been considered.

Probably the aspects that have received the widest attention and study may be grouped under four headings, namely, sanitation, statistics, sentiment, and statesmanship, and these main topics will be dealt with briefly not only in their relation to the disease named, but also in their relation to each other.

SANITATION  In the public health language of to-day this word, in the strictest sense, means prevention—that is, a watchful, unsparing, resolute

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