The nervous and timid nowadays are so much afraid of getting consumption that they treat the poor consumptive inhumanely. There is no ground for such fear and timidity. All that is necessary to avoid getting consumption is to use common sense, to be cleanly oneself and to insist upon cleanliness in all those around and about one. We can safely be in contact with a consumptive provided he takes the proper precautions, and we ourselves should insist upon every consumptive with whom we come in contact doing those things which are necessary to protect us against contracting the disease.

U.S. Marine Hospital Service Sanatorium, Port Stanton, New Mexico