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June 10, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(23):1857-1858. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500500037006

The one persistent note in the important addresses at the recent meeting1 of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, in Washington, was the necessity, in the crusade against tuberculosis, for education—education not only for the public, but also for the medical profession. It was with regard to the early diagnosis of tuberculosis particularly that such authorities as Trudeau and Osler emphasized the necessity for progress among medical practitioners. The points in early diagnosis that were deemed of special importance can not but be of interest to all who recognize the value of the present movement for the eradication of the great white plague of the North. There is no one pathognomonic sign of incipient tuberculosis and no constant set of symptoms that can be depended on absolutely as indicating the presence of the disease in an early stage. The one thing necessary is for the