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October 9, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(15):1225-1227. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680150059018

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The National Health  The seventh annual report of the ministry of health, which has just been issued, contains much information of interest. It shows the results of the first comprehensive attempt to obtain an approximate census of the numbers of persons in the country suffering from tuberculosis. The total number of cases remaining, Dec. 31, 1925, was: pulmonary, 249,803; nonpulmonary, 89,658. New cases reported during the year totaled: pulmonary, 60,770; nonpulmonary, 20,667, a slight increase on the previous year. As regards new methods of treatment which have come to the notice of the department during the past year, there has not so far been sufficient occasion in any instance for an actual test under the auspices of the minister, although all prima facie evidence furnished at the request of the department or otherwise has in each instance been fully considered. With reference to venereal diseases, the total number of attendances

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