Medicine: Photographic Reconnaissance

The biggest offensive yet undertaken against tuberculosis is now being mounted by the U.S. Public Health Service. Next to the common cold, tuberculosis is perhaps the most crippling U.S. disease. There are at least 1,500,000 U.S. consumptives, and, though the T.B. death rate has been reduced, it still kills more people in the vigorous years between 15 and 35 than any other disease.

The new campaign is prompted in part by a 1944 upturn in the T.B. death rate, the first in decades. Last month Congress authorized a new Tuberculosis Control Division with $10,000,000 for its first year. Its chief is...

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