Medicine: Tuberculosis & Tubers

There seemed to be two comical elements connected with the prize which the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives at Denver received last fortnight from the American Association for the Advancement of Science—"for the most important contribution to the study of tuberculosis during the last 10 years." One was a potato, an ordinary Irish tuber; the other the petiteness of the honorarium, $500.

That little sum, nonetheless, was a fine accolade to the oldest national free tuberculosis hospital in the U. S. Jews built it in 1890 when their co-religionists emigrated in waves from their...

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