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February 1916


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Read before the joint meeting of New York, Philadelphia and New England Pediatric Societies, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1915.

Am J Dis Child. 1916;XI(2):85-94. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110080002001

It is not my purpose in this paper to do more than discuss certain limited aspects of the subject of tuberculosis in the first two years of life. The literature of tuberculosis is so enormous, and appears so complete, that it is difficult to add anything really new to our knowledge of this subject. In looking over the literature I have been impressed with the fact that in many articles the conclusions drawn are not supported by the final proof afforded by postmortem examination. This is true especially in this country, where the difficulty of obtaining permission to make postmortems on infants is so great, that it has been difficult to record observations on even a small series of cases in which final proof was obtained. The new Memorial Building of the Infants' Hospital has been open for nineteen months. During the last nine months of this time the giving

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