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January 18, 1947

Medical News

JAMA. 1947;133(3):189-192. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880030043015

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Arnold B. Kurlander Leaves State Health Department. —  Dr. Arnold B. Kurlander, Phoenix, for more than a year director of the mass chest x-ray program of the state department of health's division of tuberculosis control, left recently for Ohio, where he will activate a similar program. Lent to the state by the U. S. Public Health Service, he is credited with doing much to make the people of Arizona conscious of their greatest health problem—tuberculosis. Principal objectives of the survey have been, first, to discover early cases of tuberculosis so that they may be brought under proper medical care and supervision during the most infectious stage of the disease; second, to discover "hidden" cases and assist in their isolation and, third, to educate the people in the problem of tuberculosis. Since late in 1945, when the program began, 108,000 x-ray pictures have been taken, 1,500 of which showed evidence

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