For over nine years an attempt has been made to continue observation of all patients with pulmonary disease discharged from the pediatric service of Mount Sinai Hospital. In this study we wish to limit ourselves to those patients who were admitted after a diagnosis of recent nontuberculous pulmonary infiltration. We were particularly interested in the future of those patients who left the hospital with positive physical signs or positive roentgen shadows or both. In this way we hoped to find the source and trace the evolution of subacute and chronic pulmonary disease. It is only by such continuous observation over a prolonged period that the ultimate outcome can be ascertained.
ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE
The pediatric department at Mount Sinai Hospital has a well organized follow-up clinic. After discharge from the hospital each patient is seen as often as is thought necessary. If a child fails to appear at the clinic,
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