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December 17, 1938


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New York. 16 West Ninety-Fifth Street

JAMA. 1938;111(25):2323-2324. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790510071025

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To the Editor:—  There is no other country in which there is more than one national tuberculosis association to combat tuberculosis in all its aspects and working in harmony with local societies, committees and specialistic organizations. Our country alone has the questionable distinction of having a number of so-called national bodies working and meeting independently of the National Tuberculosis Association. They include the American Clinical and Climatological Association, which meets annually and publishes its own transactions; the American Sanatorium Association, which meets at the same time as the National Tuberculosis Association and publishes its transactions with the latter's annual report; the Federation of American Sanatoria, which meets annually, and the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Academy of Tuberculosis Physicians, which meet also annually but like the former, independently of the meeting of the National Tuberculosis Association. The last three associations have for their official organ the monthly

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