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April 4, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(14):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660400049024

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The Remote Future of Patients Treated in Sanatoriums  Limiting his inquiry to tuberculous patients, treated in the Bligny sanatorium between August, 1903, and August, 1913, whose sputum contained tubercle bacilli, Urbain Guinard, a medical assistant of the sanatorium, has published in the Revue de phtisiologie médico-sociale some interesting statistics bearing on the future of these patients after they leave the sanatorium. These statistics take account only of findings established after the lapse of twelve years. Of 813 observations, the cases were distributed as follows: number of deceased patients, 568, or 69.86 per cent.; number surviving, 158, or 19.43 per cent.; number not found, fifty-one, or 6.27 per cent.; number deceased but whose death year could not be established, so that there was a doubt as to whether or not they had survived twelve years, thirty-six, or 4.43 per cent. Of the deceased, 11 per cent. had died between the ages

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