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October 8, 1904

REPORT OF THE MARYLAND TUBERCULOSIS COMMISSION.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(15):1068-1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500150050011

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Abstract

The report of the Tuberculosis Commission of the State of Maryland has just been received. The commission found that the death rate from tuberculosis in Maryland is somewhat greater than for the United States in general and ascribe this in part to the large colored population of the state and the predisposition of the negro to tuberculosis. The report states that the death rate from tuberculosis in Baltimore exceeds that of the state at large and that in comparing Baltimore with the leading cities of the world, it was found that the death rate from this cause has shown a slight rise in the last five years and at the end of 1902 had risen above all other cities except New York. The statistics compiled by the commission show that tuberculosis of the respiratory organs is the most prevalent form of the disease and that tuberculosis among infants in Maryland forms a

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