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September 30, 1905

The Anti-Tuberculosis Work in Missouri.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(14):1015. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510140063013

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St. Louis, Sept. 18, 1905.

To the Editor:  —The best way to fight tuberculosis is to fight it; the best agency in the fight is education. During the past year Missouri has made a great advance in the warfare against consumption, and the work has been taken up earnestly and intelligently both by the physicians and the laity. Two lines of action have been followed—one, the organization of local associations for the study and prevention of tuberculosis; the other, the providing for private and public sanatoria, which in themselves are object-lessons teaching the great principles of limitation.At the last meeting of the state association, a resolution was passed asking each county society to appoint a committee on local organization, and this is to be acted on throughout the state this winter. In the larger towns action is already being taken in the formation of societies and the appointing of

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