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January 13, 1906

UNWISE ATTEMPTS AT CLIMATIC TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(2):126. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510290046015

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Abstract

The value of climatic treatment of tuberculosis may be largely or wholly destroyed by the absence of other details of treatment which are considered by many no less important. We recently called attention to the protest of New Mexico physicians against the migration to that state of consumptives without means of support. Unable to secure employment in a market already glutted with others like himself, the consumptive soon finds himself living in poor quarters, eating scanty and cheap food, worried by his future prospects and with very little possibility of improvement in health. Whatever climate can do for such a person is certainly effected in spite of immense odds. During the recent Tuberculosis Exhibition in New York City, the Committee on the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the Charity Organization Society sent a letter calling attention to these facts to the physicians of New York City, The profession of the whole

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