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August 28, 1915

The Official Responsibility of the State in the Tuberculosis Problem

JAMA. 1915;LXV(9):819-820. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580090067027

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal (Aug. 7, 1915, p. 512) appears a most interesting paper by Dr. William Charles White of Pittsburgh, which was read at the recent meeting of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, at Seattle. All those who are vitally interested in the tuberculosis problem are of the opinion that only by united and concerted action between city, county and state authorities with the federal government can mitigation and control of tuberculosis be accomplished. Dr. White, in the beginning of his paper, refers to the unsatisfactory demonstrations made for the control of the disease, and expresses the opinion that if a unit in a community ever so small could demonstrate a feasible plan for the control of the disease, such a plan could be adapted by any community, as a whole, as a practical working plan. In 1911 Dr. Petruschky of Danzig

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