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December 30, 1933

TUBERCULOSIS AMONG NEGROESSOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT COMPLICATE ITS CONTROL

JAMA. 1933;101(27):2111-2113. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740520021007
Abstract

A comprehensive review of the literature dealing with tuberculosis among Negroes, and conferences with many of the outstanding men who are interested in this problem, indicate that control measures are complicated by a lack of definite information on several points of fundamental importance, which often reveals itself in a multitude of conflicting opinions.

The present status of knowledge on several of these points will be briefly discussed in the light of recent contributions, consideration being given to the extent to which control measures appear to be handicapped by lack of definite information.

DO NEGROES HAVE A RACIAL LACK OF RESISTANCE AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS?  A vast amount of literature has been written on whether Negroes have a racial lack of resistance against tuberculosis. In general, it may be said that the majority of authors are of the opinion that they do, but many publications, particularly those of former years, appear to be

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