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October 30, 1937

CORRELATION OF THE POSITIVE REACTION TO TUBERCULIN AND THE SHAPE OF THE CHEST

Author Affiliations

MINNEAPOLIS

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, and the Glen Lake Sanatorium, Oak Terrace, Minn.

JAMA. 1937;109(18):1445-1447. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780440035010
Abstract

In a study previously made on the shape of the normal and of the tuberculous chest, it was found that the average normal chest was flat and wide and that the average tuberculous chest was deep and narrow.1 It was also shown that the deep chest was an underdeveloped, primitive type of chest, resembling an infant's chest in shape. Later studies on the shape of the chest and on environment2 showed that children from the poorer socio-economic environments had on the average a deeper chest, weighed less and were shorter than the children from the higher socioeconomic levels.3 An investigation recently made on the incidence of tuberculosis in the various school districts in Minneapolis3 revealed that there is a very high incidence of tuberculosis among the children from the slums, where the deep chest prevails. Ten times as many cases of tuberculosis were reported from a

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