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IF FRIEDMAN'S DISCOVERY IS ABSOLUTELY THE
TRUTH HERE'S WHAT IT WILL END:
Tuberculosis kills 10.7 per cent of all the people who die in the
United States. That is the official figure given by the federal cen
sus of 1910.
Every three minutes in the United States some one is dying of
That's 480 American men, women and children sent into eter
nity by tubercle bacilli every 24 hours.
OveV 175,000 persons will go down into their graves during
191$5 sent by tuberculosis unless Friedman's discovery saves
It is estimated that there are 70,000 tubercular invalids in Colo
rado, New Mexico and Arizona, seeking life.
Out of every 100 barbers who die, 40 die of tuberculosis. Of
every 100 cigarmakers who die, 30 die of tuberculosis.
Over 53 per cent of the deaths among printers are due to tuber
culosis; only two other trades show a higher mortality fr,om con
sumption jewelers, gold and silver smiths with 64 per cent, and
cabinet makers and wood carvers, with 56 per cent.
Farmers, farm laborers, bankers and brokers have the lpwest
consumption death rate.
It has been estimated that it would take $50,000,000 spread over
ten years to reduce the consumption death rate in New York City
to a quarter of what it now is.
Last year over $14,000,000 was spent in the United States in
Americans maintain .4Q0 anti-tuberculosis associations and
committees, 386 special tuberculosis hospitals and 265 dispensaries.
Germany has spent during the last nine years $25,000,000 in
treating its consumptives.
Consumption costs the United States a BILLION DOLLARS
A YEAR in money spent fighting tuberculosis, treating invalids,
and losses in earning capacity- of invalids.
Society Couldn't Stand It
"Mrs. Jinks no longer in soci
ety? How strange?"
"It's her own fault. She would
be a faddist Devoted to home
and husband and that sort of
"Still, I don't see "
"My dear, I haven'f told the
worst She had a baby just at the
height of the bridge season."
Eat beans, imagine it's steals
and you'll never know the differ
ence, says a Chicago doctor. But
you don't have so much fun pick
ing your teeth, doc