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May 21, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(21):1356-1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490660028006

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There is a growing sentiment for the segregation and treatment of the tuberculous. We in America are in this respect far behind Europe, especially Germany, and it is encouraging to observe our own slow but beginning progress.

The Ohio State Legislature, which recently adjourned, appropriated $35,000 for the preliminary work in the creation of such an institution. Of course, "politics" played its accustomed part, and it is not yet clear that the medical profession will be permitted to have anything to say about the personnel of the creating and governing commission or about the location and scope of the institution. There is manifest a disposition to put the matter in pseudomedical hands that seek something other than the advancement of medical science or the alleviation of human suffering, though such action has not yet been taken. It is expected that the medical profession of Ohio, now well organized, will see

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