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September 1, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(9):763-764. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650090061028

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Prophylactic Centers Against Tuberculosis of Children  With the final dissolution of the British Help for the Famine Area in this country, a number of children and juveniles would have been left to the mercy of public charity. Therefore it was decided to make use of the excellent organization built up by the institution mentioned, and its work was taken up by a committee consisting of members of the former British Help Society, the municipal board of health and all other societies (Red Cross, Society of Friends, American Help) which had done so much relief work within the last five years. The new institute is the United Home and Foreign Help for Tuberculous Children. Its chief aim is the placement of (1) tuberculous children in special sanatoriums, and (2) of children threatened with infection in recreation homes where they may gain weight, strength and power of resistance. The minimum time of

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