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February 18, 1905

THE SANATORIUM FOR INCIPIENT PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS.ITS AIMS, METHODS AND RESULTS.

Author Affiliations

First Assistant Physician New Hampshire State Hospital. CONCORD, N. H.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(7):528-535. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500340016001b
Abstract

HOME AND SANATORIUM TREATMENT.  The open-air treatment of tuberculosis is to-day an established fact. Its curative value is proven beyond cavil. It is not an experiment. It does not mean, however, that the patient is to be restored simply by a few weeks' or months' sojourn in a "lodge in some vast wilderness" or out-of-door life at a fashionable mountain resort or a tent life in his own back yard under the simple guidance of his own sweet will. It means rather a systematic regulated life under rigid discipline and routine. It means the constant watchfulness of every symptom, not by the patient himself, for this leads to introspection and consequent defeat, but by a well-trained nurse and a physician of experience. It means expense to the individual in time, in patience and in money. To the rich or the well-to-do this may

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