Medicine: T. B. Warning

Some people have the impression that tuberculosis is no longer a public health menace. But last week, as the National Tuberculosis Association opened its early diagnosis campaign urging U. S. citizens to have chest X-rays, ominous warnings were issued by several experts. They reminded the public that t.b., although it has been pushed back from first to eighth place among U.S. killers, still kills more people between 18 and 40 than any other disease.

Civilians. In 1940, 61,000 people in the U.S. died of t.b. Exactly how many U.S. citizens are tuberculous, no one knows. Conservative guess: 750,000. Dr. Lewis Israel Miller,...

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