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Not since the earliest history of medicine or from the beginning of that period when tuberculosis began to be recognized as a distinct disease has such general and heroic onslaught been attempted to stamp out or check the growth of consumption as is being made at the present time in every civilized community. At the present day the medical profession in general is making a most vigorous campaign on the "white plague" and in medical circles and association meetings various papers are frequently read and discussed on the prophylaxis, treatment and prevention of consumption. The legislatures of most of our states are establishing state sanatoriums for tuberculosis. Here in this city the Chicago Tuberculosis Institute has for many years undertaken, alone and single-handed, this almost hopeless and prolonged fight against tuberculosis. In order to extend its field of activity the establishing of a number of dispensaries in various
RITTER J, WHEATON CS. THE CARE OF THE TUBERCULOUS AT THE FREE DISPENSARIES OF THE CHICAGO TUBERCULOSIS INSTITUTE: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE USE OF TUBERCULIN AS A DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC AGENT. JAMA. 1909;LIII(17):1390–1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550170001001l
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