Medicine: 60

60¢ X-rays

New Haven has about 14,000 boys & girls in its high and junior-high schools. This week as many of the 14,000 as have 60¢ to spare for health will strip to the waist, don clean cotton shirts, have their chests x-rayed to learn whether or not they have tuberculosis, enlarged hearts, dropped stomachs or other visceral derangement. Last year New Haven's progressive Department of Health & Board of Education found that 215 out of 563 children in one grade school had traces of tuberculosis. Of the 215, 71 (12.6% of the total)...

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