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October 12, 1912

A STUDY OF THE ULTIMATE RESULTS IN THE DISPENSARY TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS

Author Affiliations

Clinical and Sociologic Director of the Henry Phipps Institute of the University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania; Visiting Physician to the White Haven Sanatorium PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LIX(15):1369-1371. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100137009
Abstract

Without dispensary, such control as we now have of the tuberculosis problem would have been hardly possible. Its importance in the tuberculosis crusade cannot be overestimated, and yet it is extremely difficult to establish in terms of cases with disease arrested just how efficient it really is. Compared with statistics dealing with sanatorium patients, there are few statistics to show the ultimate results obtained in patients whose treatment was received entirely in a dispensary. When the tuberculosis dispensaries were first introduced it was hoped and believed that the majority of patients could be treated efficiently by these agencies. After a few years' trial, however, there was considerable disappointment with the results obtained, and with the increasing number of sanatoriums more and more cases were at once sent to these institutions. Here, again, the results have not measured up to expectations, so that at present there is considerable uncertainty in regard

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