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October 21, 1933

Handbook of Tuberculosis Schemes for Great Britain and Ireland. Seventh edition.

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1341-1342. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420061047

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This edition of the handbook is a valuable compilation, for the use of British physicians. It sets forth in a complete and well organized manner the tuberculosis problem and the activities that are in movement against the disease. This information, being given for shires and boroughs, enables one to study the British situation in detail. Separate sections of the report deal with England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. There is also a list of residential institutions, which includes a description of the institution and information as to its capacity. The interest of this report to the American physician is largely in the information it gives about the treatment of tuberculosis through governmental agencies, which seems to leave little or nothing for the private practitioner to do. For example, in the borough of Southport, having a civil population of 77,280, residential in character, with a total death rate of 1,496 per hundred

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