Medicine: Thoracoplasty

Stethoscope scientists swarmed to Portland, Ore., last week to attend the annual meeting of the National Tuberculosis Association. Dr. H. Longstreet Taylor of St. Paul in his presidential address emphasized the need for careful supervision of "cured" patients. This is an economic as well as a sociologic need since a large proportion of pulmonary patients are public charges and every relapse doubles the original cost of care. The "cure to end the cure" costs comparatively little and has far reaching benevolent effects, according to figures of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Surgery has yielded "brilliant" results in pulmonary tuberculosis according to Dr....