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February 20, 1904

The Prevention of Consumption.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(8):552. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490530054025

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This is one of the many works called out in the present active crusade against the "great white plague." The author has already made himself some reputation by previous work on this subject. The introduction by Prof. Robert Koch is a recommendation that will go far to introduce the work to English-speaking readers. It covers the subject of prophylaxis and treatment of consumption in a concise and yet in a rather thorough way. The author's views are those which seem to be generally prevalent on the subject. He believes in the communicability of the disorder, and the counsel given can be safely followed. The work is a good one for popular circulation. As regards Koch's theory of the non-communicability of bovine tuberculosis, the author assumes a sort of middle ground, considering that while there are evidences in favor of the view there are also other cases where human infection can

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