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February 11, 1905

PRESENT STATUS OF ANTITUBERCULOSIS WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.SUGGESTIONS FOR A MORE EFFECTUAL CO-OPERATION OF AUTHORITIES, PHILANTHROPISTS, PHYSICIANS AND LAYMEN.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):455-463. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500330023001d
Abstract

The kind interest with which my first report in 1897 and my second report in 1902 on the tuberculosis problem in the United States was received by the members of the Section on Hygiene and Sanitary Science and of the American profession at large encourages me again to give a bird's-eye view of what is being done in our country in the combat of the great white plague. Between my first and second reports five years had intervened; between my second and third only two years have elapsed. My reasons for reporting after this shorter interval are to be found in the unusual activity of sanitary authorities of the medical profession at large, and of the philanthropic societies and individuals engaged in antituberculosis work. Far greater progress has been made during the last two years than in the preceding five or ten.

There are now no less than

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