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August 31, 1918


Author Affiliations

Washington, D. C. Lieutenant-Colonel, Medical Corps, U. S. Army.

JAMA. 1918;71(9):767. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600350071024

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To the Editor:  —Dr. Banks' letter (The Journal, Aug. 24, 1918, p. 681) criticizing my paper entitled "The Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculous Soldier" requires some comment. It was not the intention of the writer to belittle in any way the valuable work being done by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. It is true that discharged tuberculous soldiers are being looked after medically by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, but my not calling attention to this fact was no greater an oversight than my failure to mention the American Red Cross, National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., which are all doing equally commendable work in this line. However, from Dr. Banks' own statement it would appear that the activities of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance must be largely confined

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