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December 1, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(22):1413-1414. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460480033004

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The Philadelphia County Medical Society, as noticed elsewhere in this issue, after listening recently to an able presentation of the subject by Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, of New York City, took a distinct step forward in recommending to the Bureau of Health of Philadelphia the placing of tuberculosis on the list of notifiable diseases and the adoption of measures looking to the suppression of the disease. Dr. Biggs demonstrated the good that has already been accomplished by registration as practiced in New York City during the past four years, and stated that the measure, while at first received with some opposition, has been gradually growing in favor and is being more generally observed. Indeed, the objections raised against it have been shown to be largely hypothetical and to have no existence in actual practice. The information given is received in confidence, and the Health Department exercises an intelligent discretion, in

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