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American Lung Association (ALA)

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In the early 20th century, tuberculosis was a leading cause of death in the United States. In 1904, the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis became the first nationwide voluntary health organization in the country. By 1973, that ...

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