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December 6, 1902

SANATORIUM TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS.ANALYSIS OF THREE HUNDRED CASES TREATED AT THE UNITED STATES MARINE-HOSPITAL SERVICE SANATORIUM.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(23):1432-1437. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480490004001a
Abstract

My object in this paper will be to show briefly the results obtained in three hundred and three cases of pulmonary tuberculosis treated at Fort Stanton during a period of about two and one-half years by the open-air climatic treatment. In computing the value of these statistics the chronic nature of tuberculosis of the lungs and the comparatively short duration of treatment must be considered; the average length of treatment in the fatal and discharged cases having been something less than six months, including cases in every stage of the disease; in some the history only covered a period of two or three months and in others the disease had existed for years.

In one hundred and forty-two, or nearly 50 per cent., the history of the disease extended over a period of one year or more prior to admission. In a few cases the physical signs indicated lesions slight

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