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December 16, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(25):1977-1978. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740500057022

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Protection of Workers in Radiologic Departments  The X-Ray and Radium Protection Committee, which has been inquiring into the blood changes in workers in radiologic departments, has issued a questionnaire to hospitals, asking for details as to periodic examinations, length of service and results of treatment. At a meeting of the committee, presided over by the chairman, Sir Humphry Rolleston, the importance of blood examination as a danger signal was proclaimed. The following recommendations were made. 1. No person should be employed as an x-ray or radium worker whose blood (as tested by a complete blood count) or general health is unsatisfactory. 2. Before a person begins work or training, the normal leukocyte count should be found. If no total count reaches 6,000 per cubic millimeter and no lymphocyte count 1,200, the services of the worker should not be accepted. 3. Periodic total and differential counts should be made during the

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