The object of this paper is not to give any new facts in regard to tuberculosis or the use of tuberculin, but merely to give the methods used and results obtained in an attempt to combat the spread of tuberculosis from one point of this many-sided question, and in the hope that the suggestions here given will lead to similar work in other institutions of the kind. The question is not one that concerns the welfare of the inmates only, but the community at large. Men who are perfectly well, on entering these institutions, run a greater risk of contracting the diseases than if they remained out, and on leaving the institution a few years later become additional foci of contagion in other communities.
The following work was carried out in the Indiana Reformatory by Dr. H. C. Sharp, physician and surgeon in charge, and myself, during the summer
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