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October 1, 1938

Life and a Living: Report of the Committee for the Care of the Jewish Tuberculous, 1913-1936

JAMA. 1938;111(14):1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790400067032

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This report of the Committee for the Care of the Jewish Tuberculous deals with the care and rehabilitation of the tuberculous patient after graduation from the sanatorium. Through the Altro workshops, operated by the committee, the convalescent tuberculous person is given opportunity for paid employment. Easy jobs, light work or part time jobs are not always to be found. Employers still hesitate to place the ex-tuberculous among their apparently healthy employees for fear of infection. Hence the ex-tuberculous person finds it doubly hard to become self supporting. The aim of the Altro workshop as described in this report is to restore as far as possible the worker to his place in the community. This is not the only object of the rehabilitation program by this committee, as the committee points out that by its program it reduces materially the relapses among the patients discharged from the sanatorium. This booklet will

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