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July 16, 1910

The Conquest of Consumption.

JAMA. 1910;55(3):242. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330030064035

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Woods Hutchinson is a sort of hygienic John the Baptist and goes forth preaching in the wilderness of the lay world. He discusses the enemy—tubereulosis—what happens to the bacillus in the human body, the weapons for the fight against the enemy, how to get fresh air and sunlight (he considers food in reality as the greatest foe of consumption), discusses intelligent idleness, the question of the camp and country, the financial question, the expense of treating tuberculosis, the matters of climate and health and ends with specifications for the open-air treatment of tuberculosis at home. The bood is hopeful, encouraging, and can be heartily commended.

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