Charles Wright was a 9 year old boy living in Leetsdale, Pa when a TB patch test administered in grade school showed
a positive result. A subsequent x-ray revealed a “slight hazy shadowing”
on his right lung. He was sent to Cresson san on September 8, 1938. During that time, he remembers being on the playground and
attending school, much like the preventorium children and spending his 10th birthday there in October 1938. He had his tonsils taken out in January or February
1939. While at the san, Charles had numerous skin and sputum tests, all
of which were negative. He was discharged on June 25, 1939.
Charles doesn’t remember getting a discharge letter when he left the san in 1939.
However, for insurance purposes, Charles wrote to the san in 1951 for a letter certifying that he did not have TB. The reply by Harry W, Weest, the Medical Director, is shown below: