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November 3, 1923

Recovery Record for Use in Tuberculosis.

JAMA. 1923;81(18):1551-1552. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650180069038

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How does a consumptive get well? Not by any specific remedy that kills the tubercle bacilli or gives resisting power to the body cells, but by the building up of his power of resistance through the practice of correct habits of eating, resting, breathing—in short, of right living. The sanatorium for tuberculosis, which is such an important factor in the modern campaign against this disease, is, in reality, a school for the instruction of the victims of consumption, designed to instruct them how to order their daily lives so as to promote their own restoration to health, and not to be a menace to those about them. In arranging his daily routine, it is desirable that the tuberculous person should keep, or have kept for him, a daily record of the temperature of his body as shown by the clinical thermometer. A temperature above 98.8 F. is an order for

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