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September 13, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):606-608. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480370014001d

While the entire medical profession of this generation are earnestly striving to better the condition of the human race by the prevention of disease, it seems an opportune time also to enlist their efforts toward the prevention of the many deformities of the body which surgeons are called upon to treat. That great results have followed the establishment of proper quarantine regulations is admitted by all, and the wonderful change in the conditions of Havana and other Cuban cities since the American military surgeons have been placed in control of sanitary affairs, is a matter of sincere congratulation and the good effects will be far-reaching. In many other directions preventive medicine is attracting the attention of the entire world, and no subject is more thoroughly discussed to-day than the prevention of tuberculosis. While authorities may differ as to how the result can be best and most speedily accomplished, all agree