Medicine: Nurse's Hazards

Nurses' Hazards

If nurses or doctors contract tuberculosis from their patients, that, in the eye of New York State's law, is their bad luck. This attitude reflects the fact that practically all human beings are infected at some time in their lives by the germs of tuberculosis; if the disease explodes in a nurse while she works in a special tuberculosis hospital, it is an accident of life, not an occupational damage.

The New York State Industrial Board last week set aside this attitude by heeding the plea of a tuberculous nurse and granting...

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