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March 25, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(12):985-986. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740120123027

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Statistics on Tuberculosis  The 1930 report of the director of the Amsterdam association for the combating of tuberculosis indicates that the regular decline of mortality from tuberculosis in Amsterdam and in the Netherlands as a whole has been continued. The mortality rate of tuberculosis in Amsterdam is lower for men than for women. There have been no changes in the organization of the consultation centers of the district. A characteristic feature of this organization is the cooperation between the association, the physicians, the public health service and the ministry of labor. As for methods employed, the attempt to search out all patients having open pulmonary tuberculosis has come to the fore. The number of children treated with B C G vaccine increased in 1930, and no harmful effects were observed. The general impression with regard to its value is favorable. The results of the Pirquet reaction on 22,694 children, aged

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