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December 19, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(25):1544-1545. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490440034008

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The second Phipps lecture, delivered by Dr. Osler, December 3, had for its subject "The Home in Its Relation to the Tuberculosis Problem." A fact not always appreciated in the present enthusiastic crusade against tuberculosis is that 98 per cent, of the sufferers from this scourge can not receive the sanatorium treatment which is now so much to the front as the remedy par excellence for this disease. It is only in the home management that this large per cent, of sufferers can have any hope, and this hope depends on the family physician. It was a good idea on Dr. Osler's part to call attention to this fact, for it is in this particular direction that the principal victory over the disease must be won. Sanatoriums must have an educating effect and are undoubtedly of immense value to the few that are able to receive their direct benefits, but

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