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May 7, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(19):1496-1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680450040023

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The Incidence of Tuberculosis According to Trades and Occupations  A statistical study on the incidence of tuberculosis according to trades and occupations has just been published by Drs. Paul Vigne, C. Gardère and Jeannin. The personnel that cares for tuberculous patients, namely, physicians, hospital assistants and nurses, is included. In 1926, of 106 hospital externs on duty in Paris, seven were found to have tuberculosis. From 1920 to 1926, among 400 externs there were four deaths from tuberculosis. Professor Letulle had already pointed out that among the members of the religious order of St. Augustine in the Hôpital de la Charité, in the period from 1875 to 1899, of 110 deaths, eighty-two were from tuberculosis. Also the personnel employed in the laundries of Paris and its suburbs is particularly affected. Tuberculosis causes 75 per cent of the deaths of the men and 50 per cent of the deaths among the

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