The Tuberculosis Institute in Hamburg
Before the war, there was an institute for tuberculosis research at the Eppendorf Hospital in Hamburg, but owing to lack of funds it had ceased to function. Professor Brauer, the present medical director of the hospital, has, however, secured contributions from all the German life insurance companies and the institute is now on a sound financial basis. On the occasion of the Nordwestdeutsche Tagung der Tuberkulose-Aerzte in Hamburg, September 15, the revived institute was opened under the name of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Tuberkulose zu Hamburg.
Health Conditions in Penal Institutions
Dr. Hellstein has an article in the Archiv für Sozialhygiene on health conditions in penal institutions, with especial reference to tuberculosis. He reaches the following conclusions: 1. In the penal institutions of Germany, health services are now developed to such an extent that there appear to be practically no injuries due to neglect of