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The German Central Committee against Tuberculosis (DZK) was founded on 21 November 1895 in Berlin, at a time when tuberculosis was a widespread disease and one in four persons died of tuberculosis.
The importance of tuberculosis was so great at the time that the Reich Chancellor assumed the honorary presidency and the Minister of the Interior the presidency.
Thanks to the high level of expertise of the domestic and foreign staff in the individual working groups, the DZK, which is closely linked to the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine, is still an important decision-maker in all questions of tuberculosis control today; the government agencies at the federal and state levels rely on its work. The activities of the DZK are also of great importance because, compared with other industrial countries, there are only few institutions for research, teaching, and patient care in the area of lung diseases in Germany.