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May 25, 1901

Tuberculosis as a Disease of the Masses, and How to Combat It.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(21):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470210053016

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This is a republication of the essay which obtained the prize offered at the International Tuberculosis Congress in Germany. It was selected from among a large number of other competing essays by European authors, and this fact is not only most creditable to the author but also reflects credit on the country from which the work came. The volume is intended to give to the general public such ideas regarding pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculosis of other organs as will best enable them to resist it and ward off infection and to meet the early symptoms and predisposition in the best and most successful way. From a perusal of the work it is evident that the author has met the demands, and while he points out the dangers and the precautions to be taken he also avoids the extreme statements and advices that are going the rounds so much and often

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