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October 25, 1913


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JAMA. 1913;61(17):1532-1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350180032011

The discovery of the tubercle bacillus has changed all of our definitions of the disease. The discovery of a specific cure may change many of our methods of control, or our attempts at control. Ultimate control is the aim of all new methods or measures. The last fight against the disease will be made by the public health workers of the world. Changes have occurred both in treatment and in administrative methods; but always there has been progress. The question of control, of prevention rather than cure, naturally appeals to the public health worker. Minnesota has had some legislation on tuberculosis. It has been defined as a contagious and infectious disease and made reportable. A state sanatorium was erected about five years ago. The legislature authorized the appointment of a state advisory commission for this institution. These are some of the things which have been done looking toward control. Two

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