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September 7, 1918

OBSERVATIONS OF A TUBERCULOSIS EXAMINER IN THE ARMY

Author Affiliations

(Chicago) Major, M. R. C., U. S. Army CAMP GRANT, ROCKFORD, ILL.

JAMA. 1918;71(10):820-822. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020360008009b
Abstract

The tuberculosis examining board effected an organization in this cantonment during the latter part of November, 1917, and has since been engaged in the examination for pulmonary tuberculosis of all drafted men reporting to this camp. The work of a tuberculosis examining board is in no way connected with the activities of the base hospital. It is essentially a camp board making a field survey for tuberculosis so far as it concerns the men assigned to the depot brigade or the several organizations within the division. The work of a tuberculosis examining board, omitting the details incident to a tuberculosis survey, may be compared with that of a medical officer holding a sick call when it is necessary to examine hurriedly a large number of men, collecting those that need hospital attention.. Prior to the present method of discharging all drafted men on Form 1010 who are physically incapacitated for

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