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May 12, 1906

SANITARIA AND TENT COLONIES.DO THEY PREVENT AND CURE TUBERCULOSIS?

Author Affiliations

ROCKFORD, ILL.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(19):1435-1439. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510460029001j
Abstract

Whether sanitaria and tent colonies are the best means of treating and preventing tuberculosis is, it seems to me, a seasonable question. We easily recall how our old friend, the pendulum, is called on to picture for us a point. The proneness of a majority to assemble at either terminal of the arc is too true to be successfully refuted. The psychopathy of majorities must still be recognized.

It is not from a spirit of unkindly or adverse criticism or vicious iconoclasm that the subject is presented here in the form it is, but in order that a negative presentation may bring out the discussion the subject merits. It is realized that this exclusive and expert management as a form of treatment of tuberculosis has passed beyond the incubating period and is now in its maturity with abundant material for its defense. The potency and beneficence of pure air and

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