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November 24, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(21):1725-1732. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210210033001i

Preventive medicine is the most important part of our work as physicians. Experimentation and research is being conducted in every branch of medicine. Efforts to prolong life by making foods of more nutritious character, physical development to produce greater resisting power of the individual and the prevention of bodily ill and dissolution by unfavorable conditions, are being studied by all scientists.

As specialists we are aware of many conditions which may and do impair our health and it becomes of interest to all to have a full understanding of things pertaining thereto. I therefore present some observations made in the last few years on the entrance of tuberculosis into the general system, with special reference to the faucial tonsil. While my work may not be new in any particular, it is at least original and I submit it therefore to your consideration.

In order to understand the gland which we