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May 1935

FURTHER STUDY OF TUBERCULOSIS AMONG MEDICAL AND OTHER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: OCCURRENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF LESIONS DURING THE MEDICAL COURSE

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PHILADELPHIA

From the Henry Phipps Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;55(5):709-734. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00160230002001
Abstract

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE  A study1 to determine the incidence of tuberculous infections in medical and other university students has been continued. Our objects were to test our former results by more extended observations, to ascertain the time of onset of new lesions and to determine whether those previously found were progressive. We hoped also to obtain some light on the cause or causes of the remarkable frequency of tuberculous disease among medical students.During the past few years several interesting reports concerning pulmonary tuberculosis among medical students have been published. Fitz2 stated that among 424 students at Harvard University who were given a roentgenologic examination as part of a general physical examination only 1 case of tuberculosis was dicovered. He described certain cases in medical students that are similar to instances of the disease that we have observed among medical students in Philadelphia. Soper and Wilson3

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