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July 1939

TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN LESS THAN SIX YEARS OF AGE

Author Affiliations

CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA; MINNEAPOLIS
From the University of Córdoba and the University of Minnesota.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(1):92-101. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990070104010
Abstract

This report is based on a study of the records of 4,328 children less than 6 years of age who were examined between May 1921 and August 1938 at the Lymanhurst Health Center, Minneapolis.

The Lymanhurst Health Center was established in 1921 by Dr. F. E. Harrington, health commissioner of Minneapolis. It served originally as a public school for children infected with tubercle bacilli, and it included an outpatient clinic with facilities for examining children with reference to tuberculosis. In 1921 the institution had three main objectives: (1) to provide infected tuberculin-sensitive children with the same educational advantages as were available to nontuberculous children of Minneapolis; (2) to determine, if possible, whether apparently healthy tuberculin-sensitive children who had no demonstrable chronic pulmonary tuberculosis of the reinfection type were sources of contagion and consequently a menace to their associates in school and elsewhere, and (3) to provide a comprehensive follow-up study,

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