Medical Record, Vol. 65

Medical Record, Vol. 65 : A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery; January 2, 1904-June 25, 1904 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Medical Record, Vol. 65: A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery; January 2, 1904-June 25, 1904 Phthisiophobia means, in plain language, an exaggerated fear of the presence of a consumptive. Official phthisiophobia started in the United States about two years ago when the surgeon-general of the Marine Hospital Service issued a declaration that pulmonary tuberculosis must be classed as a dangerous contagious disease, and that in future immigrants, or aliens visiting our shores, afflicted with pulmonary tuberculosis, must be debarred from all ports Of the United States. In June of last year an order was issued confirming the above de cision, and adding that tuberculous individuals should be debarred regardless of boards Of special inquiry, which heretofore had used their discretion in the matter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 1132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 56mm | 1,479g
  • English
  • 877 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243063407
  • 9780243063406