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January 19, 1889

Hand-Book of Historical and Geographical Phthisiology, with Special Reference to the Distribution of Consumption in the United States.

JAMA. 1889;XII(3):107. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400800035016

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This is a most instructive and interesting work. It has been compiled with care from excellent sources. It contains numerous statistical tables. There is no subject in regard to which we need the fullest information more than this of phthisis, The conclusions arrived at in regard to the influence of climate on the disease are not different from those already promulgated by others. For the data pertaining to the geographical distribution of consumption in countries other than the United States, Hirsch's " Handbook of Historical and Geographical Pathology " has been extensively quoted from. The statistics for the United States have been gathered from the " Tenth U. S. Census Reports,"

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