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August 6, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(6):463. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690060043021

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis as a Sequela of War Gas Injuries  Those injured by war gas have formed societies which demand pensions of the same amount as those received by the tuberculous, on the ground that their cases are similar and that tuberculosis is sure to develop in them. Professor Achard and Professor Sergent have stated that the war gassed are no more likely to develop tuberculosis than are ordinary subjects. As a result, they have been made the object of unpleasant personal manifestations on the part of the societies. Sergent has recently taken up the question again before the academy, basing his remarks on his more recent experience as well. Since 1919, Sergent has admitted to his hospital service forty-eight patients who had been previously gassed. Among these, twenty-two bearers of significant respiratory sequelae did not show any signs of tuberculosis. Twenty-six of them were tuberculous, but the gas injuries that