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July 21, 1900

Tuberculosis: Its Nature, Prevention, and Treatment, with Reference to the Open-Air Treatment of Phthisis.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(3):182. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460290052039

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The subject of most general interest at the present time before the profession is undoubtedly tuberculosis, therefore this little work is in its way timely. The author gives the generally accepted views of the disease, its methods of dissemination, and its cure. He admits that immunity from tuberculosis is to be derived mainly through good sanitation, light and air, and all that is conducive to the general moral and physical welfare of the masses of the people. He accepts fully the opinions that tuberculosis is largely spread through the agency of foods, although there may be some question about that, or at least there is a possibility of a difference of opinion, which he does not fully recognize, as to the importance of bovine tuberculosis. Compulsory notification is discussed, but not fully advocated, although the author thinks that the time will come when, as the public is educated as

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