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November 6, 1909

Tuberculosis; A Preventable and Curable Disease.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(19):1585. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550190061027

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The scope of this work is so broad that it can be read with much profit by everyone, lay and professional, who is in any way concerned with the tuberculosis problem. The layman is told that a proper mode of life and a careful observance of the physician's directions almost invariably result in cure. Physicians are given instructions concerning the diagnosis and treatment of the disease and their duties, not only toward their patients, but to the general public as well. Even the legislator, the employer, the clergyman and the educator are given helpful suggestions as to how they may aid in the eradication of tuberculosis. In fact, the strongest point made by the author is his appeal to the self-love of man. Each one is shown how he can help himself, and how by doing so he will help others. Knopf's personal views are so well known that it

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