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Report of the Tuberculosis Committee


The Derby meeting of the Association did not pass without reference to the unfortunate report of the Tuberculosis Committee. The President explained that the whole matter had been considered by the Council, that they had obtained the opinion of an expert of the highest eminence, and that it was desirable to proceed further in order to have the statistics corrected and published in this Journal. As we have previously indicated, the errors in these statistics do not vitiate the important conclusions set forth by the Committee. Of that the Council has been definitely assured; and, as Dr. Yellowlees remarked, it is the duty of the Council to protect the honour and dignity of the Association. The whole of the materials accumulated and dealt with by the Tuberculosis Committee in the production of their Report will be submitted to a searching expert inquiry, and the results will be made known. Nothing less could be regarded as satisfactory in the circumstances; the members of the Committee are just as desirous of having mistakes corrected as the Council or the Association at large. The Chairman of the Committee has taken a course which is absolutely unassailable; having consulted with the members of his Committee, he laid the matter before the Council and gave every possible assistance towards the amendment of the errors into which the Committee fell. We may therefore await with confidence the result of these deliberations.

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