No more striking instance of concerted action against disease by the combined efforts of the profession and the laity has ever been seen in this country than the war that is at present being waged against tuberculosis. The line of battle is being directed against the pulmonary form of the disease because this is its stronghold and the focus from which other organs become secondarily infected.
In the second annual report of the Phipps Institute of Philadelphia, an institution established for the prevention, treatment and cure of tuberculosis, may be found a resumé of the autopsy findings in sixty cases of advanced pulmonary tuberculosis, of which number thirty-five showed unmistakable evidences of renal involvement. It is hardly necessary, however, to repair to the tabulations of our large hospitals for a knowledge of the frequency of the disease in individual organs, because tuberculosis is always with
LOREE D. THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF RENAL TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1910;LIV(16):1286-1287. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550420001001c