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December 12, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(24):1478-1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490430032006

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Last week we printed a communication which called attention to an unsatisfactory condition of affairs, which, while it has been appreciated by all who are acquainted with the facts, was and is being too much ignored by the profession as a whole. It is well known by those who have been giving attention to the subject that the so-called congress on tuberculosis, which has met for the past two or three years in New York, was controlled by those who did not have the confidence of the profession; that it was not noted for its scientific character, but rather for the chance it gave for the exploiting of advertising schemes, fads, etc.

At the last meeting of that "congress" a new set of officers was elected, and while these had not been recognized as authorities on the tuberculosis question, neverless it was thought that there was a promise of better

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