This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
The entire nation has been aroused to fight The Great White Plague and stamp it out of existence. Millions have died of this dread disease, and its terrible infection seems to be lurking for us in every walk of life. It is of the greatest importance that every one should know how to prevent consumption from taking hold of the system, and Dr. Flick, the author of this section, has written it down in the clearest language. Dr. Flick is one of the very foremost authorities on consumption, in the world. When Henry Phipps, who was the partner of Andrew Carnegie, founded his great Institute for the Study, Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis, Dr. Flick was chosen to be its active head. His reputation and position give these words of his the greatest weight. He tells what the disease is and how it spreads, how it is prevented, and how it can be cured, so that the reader is well prepared to protect himself and his loved ones from this calamity.
By Lawrence F. Flick, M.D., Medical Director of the Henry Phipps Institute for the Study, Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis.