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Nationwide Program to Study Tuberculosis Among Jews in America is Announced

A nation-wide program to study tuberculosis among the Jewish people of the United States and to meet the needs disclosed by the study, now and after the war, is being undertaken by the Council of National Jewish Tuberculosis Institutions, it was announced here today by MiIton L. Anfenger, president of the Council. The Council is comprised of the Ex-Patients Tubercular Home, of Denver; the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association, of Los Angeles, and the National Jewish Hospital at Denver.

“It is reasonable to expect that the Jewish people of the United States will be affected by the war consequences and that increased facilities to cope with this problem will be necessary,” the announcement said. “The Council of National Jewish Tuberculosis Institutions regards the solution of this problem as its primary and immediate concern.” A budget of $20,000 for the first year’s operation of the Council has been approved by the member agencies.

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