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November 29, 1902

THE PRESENT ASPECT OF THE TUBERCULOSIS PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1367-1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480480009001c
Abstract

After this general comment I will take up some of the states individually. Dr. William Duffield, Phoenix, Ariz., tells me that there is no board of health in the territory. Just think of it! Arizona, the place which is perhaps more sought and visited by consumptive invalids than any other, has no board of health, and consequently no laws nor regulations concerning tuberculosis in man. No circulars nor ordinances are issued. The town of Phoenix has an anti-spitting ordinance, but the law is a dead letter and has never been enforced. There is no sanatorium or special hospital for the exclusive treatment of tuberculosis in Arizona and no society for the prevention of tuberculosis. In his letter to me, Dr. Duffield lays particular stress on the sad fact that there is not a single place in the whole territory where the poor consumptive can receive shelter and treatment, and he

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