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November 12, 1938

THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF ORGANIZED MEDICINE: THE PENNSYLVANIA PLAN FOR TUBERCULOSIS CLINICAL LECTURE AT SAN FRANCISCO SESSION

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PHILADELPHIA

From the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania.

JAMA. 1938;111(20):1838-1841. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.72790460002008
Abstract

The Pennsylvania plan for tuberculosis has two interdependent parts. The first is the striking of a balance between case finding, case treatment and rehabilitation. The second is the coordination of all groups engaged in the tuberculosis fight, first, through the establishment of a clear understanding on the part of all groups of the obligations and necessary limitations of each group, and, second, through a tuberculosis organization within organized medicine to act as a force to coordinate all groups, to take the initiative in setting standards for case finding, case treatment and rehabilitation and to work for the meeting of those standards by means which will be elaborated presently.

The organization consists of (1) a tuberculosis committee in every county medical society, (2) a tuberculosis committee in every state medical society and (3) a tuberculosis committee in the American Medical Association (not yet achieved). The first is coordinated by the second

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