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December 22, 1917

CARDIOVASCULAR LESIONS AND TUBERCULOSIS: METHODS AND RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS BY THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND TUBERCULOSIS COMMISSION AT THE SECOND PLATTSBURG TRAINING CAMP FOR RESERVE OFFICERS

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA Captain, M. R. C., U. S. Army CAMP GORDON, ATLANTA, GA.; First Lieutenant, M. R. C., U. S. Army; First Lieutenant, C. S., U. S. Army SARANAC LAKE, N. Y.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(25):2110-2115. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910520009012a
Abstract

On account of the military roster, we were assigned for examination one company a day, averaging 135 men. Each member of the board examined his third of this number, and any men found with signs in heart or lungs deviating from the normal were held up for combined study by the board.

In beginning our work we had no very definite plan to follow, except that our instructions, as to what would disqualify from active service or require a recommendation for special service, were plainly set forth in the very definite and excellent circulars, Nos. 20 (for tuberculosis) and 21 (for cardiovascular conditions) of the War Department, Surgeon-General's Office.

METHODS  The men in each company were assigned to us in groups of ninety in the afternoon, reporting at 1:30 p. m., and the remaining forty or forty-five men next morning, reporting at 10 a. m. The holdups from the previous

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