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February 6, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(6):429. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670320043019

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Léon Bourgeois and His Antituberculosis Campaign  The managerial council of the Comité national de défense contre la tuberculose met a few weeks ago at the Ecole des infirmières visiteuses, under the chairmanship of Professor Calmette. The meeting was devoted chiefly to honoring the memory of Léon Bourgeois, recently deceased. Léon Bourgeois devoted his life to the realization of two compelling ideas, arbitration among the nations of the world and mutual fellowship among all mankind. There is scarcely a social movement the organizers of which have not had recourse to his advice, whether it concerned the organization of labor, amelioration of the housing situation, infant welfare, or the crusade against syphilis, alcoholism and particularly tuberculosis. To him more than to any one else we owe the organization of the antituberculosis movement, which is now functioning with full force. The work accomplished by this movement has been recently outlined by G. Poix,

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