Medicine: Tuberculosis Meeting

The 25th annual meeting of the National Tuberculosis Association at Atlantic City last week provided a summary of the U. S. Tuberculosis situation. Estimated number of people infected: 900,000 cases. Sanatorium beds existing for their care: 67,270. Result: doctors, nurses, public health officials and the N. T. A. must get after cases roaming at large. Between 3% and 4% of children have childhood tuberculosis. Half of those children overcome their infection (by rest, good food, outdoor life). The other half develop true pulmonary tuberculosis (the type that kills) when they become adolescents....

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