For fifty years the tuberculosis death rate has shown a striking and fairly steady decrease, so that in the United States it is now about one-sixth of its height in the eighties. Moreover, this remarkable phenomenon has been observed to a greater or lesser extent in most of the European nations. On the other hand a world survey indicates that there are still countries, such as Puerto Rico and the Philippines, in which the mortality from tuberculosis not only stands at a very high level but appears to be actually rising.
The recent studies1, 2, 3, 4 bearing on the
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