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THE SCOPE AND AIM OF STATE SANATORIA FOR TUBERCULOSIS.

VINCENT Y. BOWDITCH, M.D.
JAMA. 1906;XLVII(5):317-318. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210050001001.
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BOSTON.  During the past ten years, the civilized world has seen an astonishing change take place in the method of treating the disease which leads the mortality list in densely populated communities. Dr. Bodington, of England, over half a century ago, was one of the first, if not the first, to advocate the treatment of tuberculosis by fresh air in properly regulated sanatoria; but it is apparently authentic that before he could substantiate his opinions the poor man ended his days in an insane asylum. Whether he was placed there by friends on account of his advanced theories, which doubtless at that period were regarded as symptomatic of madness, or for genuine reasons, is thought by some to be a matter of doubt. It remained for Herman Brehmer not many years afterward, however, in the mountains of Silesia, to prove that consumption could be cured, and although ridiculed at first

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