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August 5, 1899

Plea for Both the Tuberculous and the General Public.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(6):337. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450580031004

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Fort Huachuca, N. M., July 15, 1899.

To the Editor  —At last, after years of neglect, the great army of sufferers from the deadly "white plague," have had something in the way of legislation done in their behalf. All praise to the New York Legislature for taking the initial step in appropriating the money for the erection of a sanatorium in the Adirondack Mountains, for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Equally as praiseworthy was the act of the Government in turning over to the marine-hospital service, Fort Stanton, N. M., for a similar purpose. The work of turning it into a modern sanatorium is now being done, and when completed it will be used for the treatment of tuberculous sailors and marines. And if reports are true, Surgeon-General Sternberg has recently selected Fort Bayard, N. M., as a site for a similar institution where the tuberculous soldiers will be treated.

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