Abbotsford Tribune (16 November 1944)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: JENKS, LOTZ
----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, Vol. 46, No. 46, p 4
CHRISTMAS SEALS WILL HELP FIGHT TUBERUCLOSIS
Mrs. Maxwell Jenks again has been chosen manager of the 1944 Christmas seal sale in Abbotsford, it was announced today by the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. Jenks and her committee are volunteer workers who are giving their service in the organized fight against tuberculosis.
Each year the Christmas seals which decorate your holiday packages support this organized fight in every city and town in the state.
Christmas seals have been sold in Wisconsin since 1908, and since that year Wisconsin has been on of the leader in tuberculosis control.
In spite of the fact that Wisconsin has one of the highest ratios of sanitarium admissions to death from tuberculosis, over half of the active cases of tuberculosis in the state are not hospitalized.
Last year there were an estimated 6849 cases of active tuberculosis in Wisconsin and of those only about 3,200 were patients in Wisconsin sanitariums. This fact was brought out by the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association in its fifth report in a series on the rising tuberculosis death rate in Wisconsin.
According to Dr. Oscar Lotz, executive director of the WATA, the chief reasons for this situation are, 1. many of the cases have not been discovered, and 2. some persons with active tuberculosis are tempted not to take the cure because of the lure of high pay war jobs.
The WATA through its portable traveling clinics, photofluorography, fluoroscopic and x-ray have uncovered many unknown cases of tuberculosis.
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