This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
Much fear has been expressed by some of the danger of contracting tuberculosis in the schoolroom. A consumptive teacher may give the disease to his pupils, and a consumptive pupil may give it to his fellow pupils, but the danger from this source is not great and can easily be obviated by proper cleanliness and proper disposal of the sputum. There is no necessity for excluding consumptive teachers from the schoolroom provided they dispose of their sputum according to approved methods. The same is true of children. Besides children rarely have tuberculosis in a contagious form.