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June 9, 1945

Mass Miniature Radiography of Civilians for the Detection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Guide to Administration and Technique with a Mobile Apparatus Using 35-mm. Film: and Results of a Survey)

JAMA. 1945;128(6):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860230076032

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This is a report of the findings of miniature x-ray inspection of the chests of approximately 23,000 persons from two factories, a large office group and a hospital for the mentally ill, all located in Greater London. Section one of the first part contains a discussion of the various methods employed in mass radiography. Those who have used photographic paper extensively in this country will probably disagree with most of the disadvantages listed for this method. On the other hand, those who have found the 35 by 35 mm. photofluorogram the least satisfactory method will disagree with most of the advantages offered for this method in adopting it as the one of choice. The x-ray inspection of the chest was on a voluntary basis. In one factory (A) 90 per cent of the total employees available during the inquiry responded, in the other factory (B) 39 per cent, among the

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