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November 1950

TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

TORONTO, CANADA; PUEBLO, COLO.
From the Pediatric Service of Sea View Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y., Bret Ratner, M.D., Director.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(5):725-738. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020739002
Abstract

THIS article is a review of the cases of 100 consecutive admissions during 1949 (from January 14 to August 29) to the children's division of Sea View Hospital. An attempt is made to correlate the findings on admission and those during at least an eight month period following admission. Several of the practical problems of tuberculosis in children are amplified.

The purpose of this article is to present to the pediatrician the picture of tuberculosis as it is seen in the wards of a large tuberculosis hospital for children. Our impression is that the pediatrician, who has little contact with a tuberculosis hospital, is not sufficiently aware of this picture and is handicapped when confronted with tuberculosis in his practice.

In the table are given the diagnoses made at Sea View Hospital, and they are submitted at this point for orientation. Roentgenologic examination was the chief aid in the diagnoses.

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