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May 1940

TUBERCULOSIS: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF CHILDREN AT LYMANHURST HEALTH CENTER

Author Affiliations

MINNEAPOLIS
From the Lymanhurst Health Center and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(5):1034-1049. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990160106005
Abstract

Throughout the years the Lymanhurst Health Center has been in operation sustained efforts have been made to obtain periodic follow-up studies of the children examined there for tuberculosis. Consequently, since 1921, the year Lymanhurst was established, a considerable volume of data of increasing value has accumulated. This report presents an analysis of the records of 10,003 children who entered the clinic between May 1921 and July 1932.

RESULTS OF INITIAL EXAMINATION  General orienting information relative to the results of the initial examinations is provided by table 1. Since the Mantoux test replaced the Pirquet test during the period covered by this study, the data recorded in this table are separated according to the type of test used and the result each test yielded. Inspection of the records compiled on this basis shows that the principal roentgenographic differences observed between the two uninfected as compared with the two infected groups of

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