A Negative Test Report

Tonight I will share a negative test report that my grandparents received about 70 years ago.

Most of us don’t remember that at one time we had to have evidence of a negative TB test. I remember having to have one back in the 80’s for a college application. Of course at the time I took the test the process was different than what my grandparents went through.

tb x-ray, tuberculosis, Test Results, negative testThe first step in the process was to go get an x-ray exam.

tb x-ray, tuberculosis, Test Results, negative testThey filled out a card that would be attached to their x-ray film when it was sent off to be read.

tb x-ray, tuberculosis, Test Results, negative testThen they had to wait for the results to be sent to them from the State Department of Health.

tb x-ray, tuberculosis, Test Results, negative testDo you recognize the emblem on the back of the envelope? There was a huge campaign to get people test for TB back at this time.

You may want to check out my post about Licking TB.

tb x-ray, tuberculosis, Test Results, negative testHere is the report on the X-ray, with instructions to keep the card.

Then they would repeat the process the next year.

I am thinking of this report tonight, as we are going through a similar process today.

There is nothing new under the sun.

Steven

 

 

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