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October 21, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(17):622. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420690030013

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In our last week's issue we published an account of the action of the Michigan State Board of Health, by which the physicians of that State are hereafter required to notify the local health officer of the existence of consumption and all other diseases due to the bacillus tuberculosis, the same as in cases of smallpox, scarlet fever or diphtheria. The local health officer is to notify the State Board, and the State health officer will then give such instructions relative to restrictive measures, as the nature of the case and stage of the disease seems to warrant. The Board has already issued a pamphlet perhaps generally applicable, showing how to restrict these cases.

The great increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis throughout the country makes it desirable that some means of limiting the ravages of the disease be systematically undertaken, and if this move of the Michigan

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