The first patient with tuberculosis entered the base hospital, Sept. 14, 1917. Of the cases observed up to Jan. 14, 1919, 114 have been diagnosed tuberculosis, all pulmonary, except one carpal bone, two glandular, two hip and two vertebral. One of the hip patients had active lung findings. No tuberculous respiratory lesion is reported by the examiners in the others of the latter group.
With the exception of four recruits and five civilians, all have had service varying from two days to five years. Seventy-one men served six months or less, and 108 less than one year. The youngest was 18 years of age and the oldest 45; twenty-one were from 18 to 20; eighty-three were in the third decade of life, eight in the fourth and two in the fifth.
These patients belong to the white race except one Filipino and one Indian. Most of them came from Iowa