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July 21, 1906

Consumption, Its Relation to Man and His Civilization. Its Prevention and Cure.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(3):223. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520030065026

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Dr. Huber's book deals with tuberculosis from a broad point of view and contains a mass of information concerning all phases of human tuberculosis of especial interest to intelligent persons in general, whether medical or non-medical. It should have a wide circulation among all who are interested in tuberculosis, and is just such a book as the physician has frequent opportunity to put into the hands of laymen for purposes of instruction and also guidance. The most technical matters are put for the most part in appendices. The general considerations, the specific cause, predisposition, the sociologic factors, the rôle of the home, prevention, cure, sanatoria, various governmental and non-governmental activities—to mention the general scope of the principal parts of the book—are discussed in such form and language as to be comprehended readily and to interest intelligent persons of all kinds. The author's object is to enlist economic, legislative, sociologic and

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