geographical locales had been collected earlier. These mortality data, although crude, did provide important information about the magnitude of tuberculosis and demonstrated that, generally, rates were declining in advance of the application of any specific control measures. The progressive reduction in mortality rates was sharply and dramatically interrupted by World War I and less dramatically so but also clearly by World War II, as shown in Figure 2-2 .
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