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October 10, 1903

Consumption a Curable and Preventable Disease. What a Layman Should Know About It.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(15):921. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490340029020

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This little volume is, as its title indicates, an attempt to instruct the laity in regard to this disease of which the public as well as the profession have of late years heard so much. There has been an immense amount of literature and a considerable amount of misconception on the subject. This work is intended to correct the latter and to give a fair and unexaggerated view of the disorder and its prevalence. It is a little difficult to steer clear of the popular and professional tuberculophobia on the one hand and of too great laxity as regards the real peril of the disease on the other. On the whole we think Dr. Flick has taken a judicious middle course. Any one who reads his book through ought to have at its close a fairly well-balanced mind as regards the dangers and the possibilities of tuberculosis. Reading a special

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