The Wisconsin State Board of Health has sponsored programs of testing with tuberculin and roentgen examination in the school population as a case finding study and also as an educational program in an effort to make the public tuberculosis conscious. Although the programs were centered about the school population, the adults and children of preschool age also participated. The physicians and public health nurses in the various counties encouraged the "contacts" and suspected families to take the Mantoux test. This paper presents only the work carried out over a four year period, 1936 to 1939 inclusive, in Sanitary District no. 5 (fig. 1); the other districts carried on the same type of program.
The total area of the district is 7,054 square miles and is located in west central Wisconsin. The area is primarily devoted to dairying and farming, although the eastern part of the district has some of the
MORSE LM. CONTROL OF TUBERCULOSIS IN WISCONSIN: THE RESULTS OF FOUR YEARS OF MASS STUDY IN SANITARY DISTRICT NO. 5, 1936 TO 1939. JAMA. 1941;116(19):2142–2145. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820190018006
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