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September 13, 1930

Medical News

JAMA. 1930;95(11):802-805. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720110038017

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Summer Health Schools.  — California health authorities estimated that the nine summer health schools in session during July and August definitely improved the status of tuberculosis in California. The tuberculosis contact child is stated to present a grave problem in Los Angeles County. A recent survey of health conditions in the county showed that there were 6,000 active tuberculosis cases in the county and approximately 18,000 contacts, about 33 per cent of whom were children. The summer health schools were proposed to meet the problems of the below par child and to provide definite health supervision of the tuberculosis contact child. The child health project was carried on jointly by the Los Angeles County Health Department and the

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