Tuberculosis may be said to be preeminently the disease which interests the philanthropist. It is one of the most curable of chronic diseases, and more or less definite plans for attacking it have been formed which are of interest to the social workers, to students of economics, to those who control the charitable activities of the state and of the municipality, and to the vast number of private citizens who maintain benevolent societies by their contributions of money and of personal effort. We may therefore well hope that the activities of the Surgeon-General's Office as respects the prevention of tuberculosis in the Army will be of interest to the public as well as to the medical profession, and, perhaps, most of all to an assemblage, the members of which are connected with a nation-wide association for the treatment of tuberculous patients.
It was decided by the Surgeon-General, early in the
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