EDMUND C. BOOTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The School Health Service Department of the Pittsburgh public schools serves approximately 130,000 children. When only those children were roentgen-rayed who showed enough abnormality to arouse suspicion on observation or physical examination, the standard 14 by 17 film method was sufficient to handle the volume of work.
Two years ago it was decided to make tuberculin testing and roentgen-ray examination of all positive reactors compulsory for all competitive interscholastic athletes and ninth grade pupils. When this was done, demand arose for the testing and roentgenological examination of the remainder of the student body whose parents were desirous of having the
BOOTS EC. 35 MM. FILMS IN DIAGNOSIS OF CHEST CONDITIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:997–998. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-997
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):997-998.
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