One hundred and seventy-two pupils, aged 14 to 18 years, have been tuberculin tested in the past eleven years. Eighty-six have had chestx-ray films. Thirty-one have passed through the primary infection of tuberculosis in school; of these one died in a very short time, and the remaining thirty are very well today. A follow-up reveals that not one of the positive entrants has developed tuberculosis, nor have any of the thirty “conversion” cases; two of the negative leavers developed early phthisis four to five vears after leaving school.
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Price, D. Precautions taken against tuberculosis in a state school. Ir J Med Sci 20, 128–130 (1945). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02952365