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February 11, 1905

A HANDBOOK ON THE PREVENTION OF CONSUMPTION.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):480-481. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500330048010

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Abstract

The Committee on the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the New York Charity Organization Society has issued a valuable report entitled "A Handbook on the Prevention of Tuberculosis." It contains, beside the usual review of the year's work and the financial report, a number of valuable papers on the various questions which arise in regard to tuberculosis, including essays on the social and statistical aspects of the subject, on the causes of consumption and on the proper methods of treatment; it includes elaborate plans for sanatoria, lists of institutions in the United States and Canada, and a bibliography of the principal works on tuberculosis. These appendices form the bulk of the volume, and their authors have done excellent work. One of the most interesting chapters is that on the social aspects of tuberculosis by the statistician of the committee. This chapter points out that special perils exist in cities rather than

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