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January 18, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(3):157-160. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480030015001e

It will be impossible for me to give statistics bearing upon this disease, or to discuss the different methods in vogue in the various states in dealing with it. Such a course is not necessary however. It should be our purpose at the present time to discuss what seem to us the most approved methods, leaving the question as to what is actually done for consideration later. The institutions under the control of the state which demand our attention are schools, hospitals, reformatories and prisons, although we might well go further and discuss conditions in factories, workshops, stores, tenement-houses, etc.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.  Of schools there are the following: Those for children, either public or private or parochial; and the academies and colleges. Every one will concede, I presume, that tuberculous children should be excluded from the public or parochial schools for at least two reasons: 1, in order to prevent