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September 7, 1907


Author Affiliations

Visiting Physician at the Massachusetts State Sanatorium. BOSTON.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(10):818-820. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320100006001b

From the activity now manifested in this country by state and municipal authorities and by private philanthropy it seems assured that in the near future the incipient cases of pulmonary tuberculosis will be measurably well provided for. Sanatoria for such cases are now springing up in the various states with increasing rapidity, and one can prophesy with considerable assurance from what has already been accomplished that in no distant future the majority of the states will have one or more sanatoria for incipient cases.

The outlook is not so hopeful, however, with regard to the advanced, the hopeless cases. Provision for them is sadly lacking, and yet they are the most numerous, and probably the most dangerous, to the community and to their immediate neighborhood.

"It is admitted on all hands," says Phillip,1 "that it is the advanced or dying cases of consumption which constitute the greatest source of infection

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