Medicine: Tuberculous Negroes

In proportion to population, three times as many U. S. Negroes as U. S. whites die of tuberculosis. No one definitely knows why. Probably the Negro has not yet acquired resistance to the disease, or has been less protected by Medicine. Whatever the explanation, the National Tuberculosis Association last week started to attack tuberculosis among U. S. blacks. First step was to declare officially that the country contains two kinds of Negroes—poor Southern country Negroes and less poor Northern city Negroes. Northern Negroes show more tuberculosis than Southern Negroes. The Association...

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