This paper is the result of an investigation of the present condition of patients discharged from the Sharon Sanatorium from the time of its foundation in 1891 to Jan. 1, 1911; that is, no patient will be reported who has not been away from the sanatorium at least one year.
In the nineteen years thus covered 592 patients have been discharged. Of these, twenty-two stayed so short a time that they were considered not treated. Nine others were admitted for some other complaint than tuberculosis of the lungs. Twenty-four did not react to tuberculin and were termed merely suspected cases. Seventeen in the early years of the sanatorium were discharged as well, this term being used, it may be, because at that time there had been no definite rules formulated by a nomenclature committee. These seventeen patients also are not considered in this report, since in practically all instances they
BOWDITCH VY, GRIFFIN WA. AFTER-RESULTS IN TUBERCULOUS PATIENTS TREATED DURING THE YEARS 1891-1911 AT THE SHARON SANATORIUM. JAMA. 1912;LIX(24):2132-2134. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270120117010