National Geographic : 1935 Apr
Fight Tuberculosis with modern methods If there are hidden shad ows of the disease, they are revealed by the pene trating eye of the X-ray. HERE were fewer new cases of tuber Sculosis in 1934. The deathrate from this disease in this country was lower than ever before. But this good news from those who are resolutely fighting tuberculosis should not blind one to the fact that about 70,000 persons died last year from tuber culosis and that it is still the leading cause of death between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. When the suspicious symptoms begin to appear-undue fatigue, chest pains, loss of weight, a cough that hangs on, blood spit ting-no time should be lost in getting an expert diagnosis. The value of such early diagnosis, aided by laboratory tests, X-rays or fluoroscope, is reflected by the increase in the number of complete recoveries. Since Dr. Trudeau blazed the trail fifty years ago and proved that "consumption" could be arrested, untold thousands have METROPOLITAN LI FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT 8Am Me I, ®m been restored to health by following the treatment of fresh air, sunshine, nourishing food and REST. Physicians, today, have at their command another ally - pneumothorax or lung collapsing treatment which is proving of great value in many cases, though not suitable for all. The expert can, if he thinks wise, collapse an infected lung as long as is necessary and let the other lung do the breathing. The infected lung heals more quickly during its enforced rest. This treat ment, under competent and continued medical care, is speeding a steadily increas ing number of recoveries in sanatoria and homes. Tuberculosis, recognized and treated in its early stages, can be arrested and controlled in most cases. Send for the Metropolitan booklet "Tuberculosis." Address Booklet Department 435-N. FE INSURANCE COMPANY , ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. Steas MU.L .I. o . "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."