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December 18, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(25):2109. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680250067031

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The Incidence of Tuberculosis in Children of Prussia During Recent Years (1914-1923)  Examination of the tuberculosis mortality statistics of Prussia reveals that in the 0-1 age group, which is the most susceptible to tuberculosis, the increased tuberculosis mortality, which began in 1917, still continued in 1923, whereas the remaining age-groups, during the years 1917-1920, showed, in the main, a marked increase (often 100 per cent, and even 200 per cent) over the record for 1914; for 1921 and 1922 there was considerable improvement, but in 1923, which was especially affected by the inflation of the currency, the tuberculosis mortality shot upward again.The authorities and private organizations are endeavoring to counteract the causes of the increase in tuberculosis among children. Germany suffers, however, from lack of funds. According to a list published by the German Executive Committee for Combating Tuberculosis,there were, in 1914, thirty-two children's tuberculosis sanatoriums, with 2,092 beds;

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