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May 13, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(19):1552-1553. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740190078022

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Occupations for the Tuberculous  It is now recognized that the problem of tuberculosis involves more than the treatment—that the occupation to be followed on recovery presents a difficulty. The pioneer work of Sir Pendrill Varrier Jones in founding the village settlement for the tuberculous at Papworth provides one solution. Although his example has been followed elsewhere, the percentage of cases that can be thus dealt with remains small. The Central Fund for the Industrial Welfare of Tuberculous Persons provides work in especially good surroundings for tuberculous persons living in their own homes. In 1923 it opened the Spero Leather Workshop in London and it has now provided new premises, which were formally opened by Sir Henry Betterton, the minister of labor. The government showed its appreciation of the project by making a grant toward the expenses. General Sir W. Braithwaite, chairman of the executive committee, said that 50 per cent

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