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July 29, 1911

OBSERVATIONS ON TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTHWEST

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SILVER CITY, N. M.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(5):385-391. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070389011
Abstract

In the fifteen years during which I may say I have lived constantly in an atmosphere of tuberculosis, and during which over two thousand cases have passed through my hands, I have reached certain conclusions as to the fundamental principles of treatment in this disease which I trust will prove of value. On the other hand, realizing as I do, that to be confined in a bit of a valley in the Rockies for many years with a colony of consumptives is not conducive to breadth of vision, it is my hope that in the discussion of my paper I may be able to correct any of my opinions which are wrong.

We must certainly grant that at this stage in the development of knowledge of tuberculosis we know exceedingly little about the disease. In fact, Koch's epochal elucidation of the etiology is a striking landmark along a way styrewn

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