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September 21, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(12):1031-1032. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530120053007

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At its second meeting, held near the end of August, the Saranac Lake Society for the Control of Tuberculosis adopted its constitution and by-laws in which the objects of the association are formally declared. As this society represents a movement which is of interest particularly to all communities in which, for reasons of health, a number of consumptives, in addition to the ordinary quota of these patients that would normally occur, is to be found, it has seemed deserving of special notice. Such centers of tuberculous population have become more numerous in recent years in this country, and it is recognized that special precautions are needed in them. Besides, the regulations adopted at Saranac, where there has always been a commendable conservatism in dealing with consumptives, represent the form of control of tuberculosis which is likely to be of benefit wherever there is a noteworthy amount of the disease. The

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