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October 7, 1911

The Tabulation of Cases of Tuberculosis After Treatment in Sanatoriums or Dispensaries—Follow-Up Work

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State Health Commissioner, Harrisburg, Pa.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(15):1224-1225. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100050019

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Sept. 2, 1011, occurred a thoughtful article by Dr. Lawrason Brown, of Saranac Lake, concerning "Sanatorium and Dispensary Treatment of Tuberculosis."In the course of this article the following statement appears:A number of dispensaries in America have published reports of the immediate results of treatment, but such figures carry far less weight than the percentage of living, dead and untraced among a number of carefully classified patients. There is no doubt great difficulty in following these patients either to their death or to recovery at the end of live years, but with the excellent facilities at the disposal of many modern dispensaries, such for instance as the visiting nurses, the various relief associations and the hearty cooperation of the boards of health, such work should present no insurmountable difficulties... It will be of great value to compare results obtained in the dispensaries before

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