Aerial dissemination of pulmonary tuberculosis. A two-year study of contagion in a tuberculosis ward. 1959.

@article{Riley1995AerialDO,
  title={Aerial dissemination of pulmonary tuberculosis. A two-year study of contagion in a tuberculosis ward. 1959.},
  author={Richard L. Riley and Caroline C Mills and Wiesława Nyka and Nicodemo Weinstock and P B Storey and L U Sultan and Matthew Riley and William Wells},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={142 1},
  pages={3-14}
}
Although airborne transmission of tuberculosis had been assumed since the late 19th century, studies to quantify the risk had been missing. In the 1950s, R. L. Riley et al. started a series of investigations on “air hygiene in tuberculosis.” In a cooperative study in Baltimore, Md., the authors exposed guinea pigs continuously for 2 years to air from a ward… CONTINUE READING