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June 20, 1914

Medical News

JAMA. 1914;LXII(25):1973-1979. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560500043015

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Abstract

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

Hospital for Women.  —The sundry civil bill report to the House of Representatives contained an item of $200,000 for the completion of a hospital for women.

Eradication of Tuberculosis.  —The report of the District Health Department contains an elaborate account of its activities in limiting and ultimately suppressing tuberculosis. It is recommended that a campaign should be organized against this disease as a public health measure; that facilities for the treatment of incipient tuberculosis should be made available at hours adapted to the ordinary working-man; that the existing hospital facilities should be made available to the person in moderate circumstances; that some method should be provided whereby persons in moderate circumstances desiring to take treatment in their own homes could be assisted. The case-rate of tuberculosis in the district during the last fiscal year was 223 white persons and 643 colored persons per 100,000; and the death-rate from all

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