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October 30, 1897

THE PRESENT STATUS OF PREVENTIVE MEANS AGAINST THE SPREAD OF TUBERCULOSIS IN THE VARIOUS STATES OF THE UNION CRITICALLY REVIEWED.

Author Affiliations

(Paris and Bellevue, N. Y.) PHYSICIAN TO THE LUNG DEPARTMENT OF THE NEW YORK THROAT AND NOSE HOSPITAL; FORMER ASSISTANT TO PROFESSOR DETTWEILER, FALKENSTEIN SANATORIUM, GERMANY; FELLOW OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, ETC., NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(18):875-880. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440440001001
Abstract

In order to ascertain the exact condition of prophylaxis in regard to tuberculosis, I have addressed letters of inquiry to all the secretaries of the State boards of health of all the States and Territories of the Union, and to the health officers of forty of the largest cities. To all the gentlemen who by their prompt replies so kindly aided me in compiling this report, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation. Here are the results of my inquiries:

Alabama.  —No laws or regulations concerning tuberculosis in man or beast, and no circulars issued.

Arkansas.  —No laws, regulations or circulars concerning tuberculosis. Dr. Jennings, the executive officer, writes that the State not having made any appropriation, the board is handicapped for want of funds.

California.  —Good bovine laws and regulations, circular issued on consumption.

Colorado.  —Good bovine laws and regulations and a special circular, "How to prevent

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