The Tuberculosis Movement

The Tuberculosis Movement

The most comprehensive study of the movement to date, this book contains a wealth of information not found in any other history of the campaign against tuberculosis, including full accounts of the backgrounds, motivations, and ideology of ...

Author: Michael E. Teller

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 0313257485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

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"The Tuberculosis Movement" presents a detailed description of the evolution of the American tuberculosis movement from its inception in the late 19th century to its maturity in 1917. As Teller demonstrates, the tuberculosis movement during this era pioneered many of the methods of contemporary public health--the voluntary association dedicated to eradicating a specific disease, close cooperation between physicians and laity and between public and private agencies, and campaigns of mass public education. The most comprehensive study of the movement to date, this book contains a wealth of information not found in any other history of the campaign against tuberculosis, including full accounts of the backgrounds, motivations, and ideology of the movement's leadership; the origins and activities of the state and local associations and their cooperation with other groups in the fight to control the disease; the educational campaign mounted by the movement's leadership; and public health measures and institutions established to restrict the spread of the disease.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Was the First Public Health Campaign Successful

Was the First Public Health Campaign Successful

The U.S. tuberculosis movement pioneered many of the strategies of modern public health campaigns.

Author: D. Mark Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:974813992

Category: Public health

Page: 66

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The U.S. tuberculosis movement pioneered many of the strategies of modern public health campaigns. Dedicated to eradicating a specific disease, it was spearheaded by voluntary associations and supported by the sale of Christmas seals. Although remarkable in its scope and intensity, the effectiveness of the tuberculosis (TB) movement has not been studied in a systematic fashion. Using newly digitized mortality data at the municipal level for the period 1900-1917, we explore the effectiveness of the measures championed by the TB movement. Our results suggest that the adoption of a municipal reporting requirement was associated with a 6 percent decrease in pulmonary TB mortality, while the opening of a state-run sanatorium was associated with an almost 4 percent decrease in pulmonary TB mortality. However, these and other anti-TB measures can explain, at most, only a small portion of the overall decline in pulmonary TB mortality observed during the period under study.
Categories: Public health

Report on the Tuberculosis Movement

Report on the Tuberculosis Movement

Author: Anti-Tuberculosis League of Cleveland

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:35250649

Category: Tuberculosis

Page: 53

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Categories: Tuberculosis

Landmarks of Progress

Landmarks of Progress

Author: National Tuberculosis Association

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:696711920

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Page: 14

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