III. The Social Control of Tuberculosis

1. Outline of a comprehensive programme for:

a. National, state, and municipal governments. b. Departments of health and departments of public relief. c. Private endowments. d. Voluntary associations for educational propaganda. e. Institutions, such as schools and relief agencies, which exist primarily for other purposes.

2. A symposium on the relative value of each of the features in an aggressive campaign against tuberculosis:

a. Compulsory registration. b. Free sputum examination. c. Compulsory removal of unteachable and dangerous cases. d. Laboratory research. e. Hospital. f. Sanatorium. g. Dispensary. h. The tuberculosis class. i. Day camp. j. Private physician. k. Visiting nurse. l. After-care of arrested cases. m. Relief fund. n. Climate. o. Hygienic instruction,—personal and in class. p. Inspection of schools and factories. q. Educational propaganda.

IV. Early Recognition and Prevention

1. Importance of discovering the persons who have tuberculosis before the disease has passed the incipient stage.

2. Examination of persons known to have been exposed or presumably predisposed.

3. Systematic examination of school children during their course and on leaving school to go to work.

4. Professional advice as to choice of occupation in cases where there is apparent predisposition to disease.

V. After-Care of Arrested Cases

1. Instruction in healthful trades in the sanatorium.

2. Training for professional nursing in institutions for the care of tuberculous patients.

3. Farm colonies.

4. Convalescent homes or cottages.

5. Aid in securing suitable employment on leaving the sanatorium.

6. How to deal with the danger of a return to unfavorable home conditions.

VI. Educational Methods and Agencies

1. Special literature for general distribution.

2. Exhibits and lectures.

3. The press.

4. Educational work of the nurse.

5. Labor organizations.

6. Instruction in schools of all grades.

7. Presentation and discussion of leaflets awarded prizes by the congress.