Congressional Edition Volume 5809

Congressional Edition Volume 5809

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...is very slight. Only about 6 per cent of the patients received were classed by the medical staff as incipient cases, while 25 per cent were classed as moderately advanced, and 69 per cent as far advanced. The greatest service, therefore, that such an institution renders to the community is not in the percentage of cures effected so much as in the lessening of the dangers to the community by providing proper care for persons in an advanced stage of the disease, who would otherwise be in their homes a constant source of infection and a menace to the community. The opinion of the leaders in the antituberculosis campaign throughout the world is to the effect that probably the most important service in eradicating the disease, so far as the work of hospitals and sanatoria is concerned, is the proper care and isolation of advanced cases, to the end that the sources of infection may be decreased. STILL NO PROVISION FOR INDIGENT CONVALESCENTS. The board has frequently called attention to the importance of providing accommodations for indigent convalescent patients, who are constantly being discharged from hospitals in such a weakened physical condition that they are unable to resume their daily avocations. Many of these patients return to their homes where they have neither the proper physical comfort nor sufficient nourishment to restore them to a normal condition of health and strength. There are doubtless many persons recovering from depleting diseases, such as typhoid fever, whose strength is permanently impaired and whose families thus, in whole or in part, become a burden on the community in later years because of the fact that it is impossible with present facilities to afford such patients the benefit which would be derived from a stay of two or...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618254
  • 9781236618252