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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 5. April 3, 1952

Medical Scheme Again?

Medical Scheme Again?

Dear Sir,—I was very pleased to notice when enrolling that the Students' Association is taking a keen interest in the state of this year's pupils' health. Yet much too my amazement there is no facility whereby a mass chest X-ray scheme could be carried out. This, I think, is a very necessary thing in a University of this size, and yet it has not been started here. Canterbury College has had a mass X-ray scheme going for four years and it has been highly successful, and as there is a high rate of tuberculosis in students this scheme has helped immensely in locating T.B. before it has progressed too far. I can vouch personally for this as I was fortunate enough to be found, by this scheme, to have T.B., even after having been passed by the Army A1 six weeks previous. Two years in a sanatorium was my penalty for not being found early enough, but anyone else who is found out to be a TB sufferer early can have that time cut down considerably and then continue their studies again as I am doing. Personally I hope that there is no T.B. at V.U.C. but it is better to be sure than sorry.

T.B. Or Not T.B.?