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May 26, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVI(21):1617. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510480045008

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The journey of the tuberculosis exhibit through the country has been marked by a distinct awakening of public sentiment on this subject in each city which has received it. The exhibit, covering, as it does, the sociologic aspect of tuberculosis, has stimulated the interest of philanthropists as well as physicians and we hear of new plans for various preventive measures in many of our larger cities. It is generally conceded that what is most needed at present is the development of home treatment and, therefore, of special dispensaries for the tuberculous. Without in the least detracting from the value of sanatorium treatment, it must be admitted that its field is limited, for working people can not, in the great majority of cases, undertake a course of treatment which necessitates giving up their work. Sanatorium treatment, while always the ideal, is, as every one knows, applicable only to the favored few.

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