King George Thanksgiving (Anti-Tuberculosis) Fund


History Ours is a country where things move rather slowly and the setting up of a voluntary national organization to fight tuberculosis prove j n? exception to the rule. It was nearly a generation ago in 1910 that Sir Pardey Lukis, the then Director-General of Indian Medical Service, addressed the Government of India and stressed the need for a concerted action to ngnt tuberculosis. In 1914-16 as a direct outcome of the resolutions of the All-India Sanitary Conferences, Dr Lancaster was specially deputed by the Indian Research Fund Association to investigate if the increase in tuberculosis Was real or apparent. He visited all t le Provinces and nearly all the big cities and formed the view that tuberculosis was on the increase in India. The account of his tour and the reasons for his opinion are published m a large volume. . _


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