Medicine: Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, dread disease, drew concentrated attention from doctors, public health workers, social hygienists and Red Cross contributors during the past fortnight. Last week the National Tuberculosis Association met in Washington, immediately after the International Union against Tuberculosis, which had met there the previous week.

Tuberculosis has been known and its effects described since the time of the Greeks. Even then they called it consumption. But its cause was unknown until, in 1882, Robert Koch (1843-1910) discovered the Bacillus tuberculosis. At about that time, 1879-80, there were approximately 163,000 deaths annually (326.2...

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