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Books, Journals, New Media
June 2, 2004

Tuberculosis, Poverty

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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(21):2646-2647. doi:10.1001/jama.291.21.2646

There are many reasons to read this book about tuberculosis, one of the major infectious diseases in the world. It has become clear that, despite a century of control efforts, infectious diseases remain an important global public health problem most affecting the disenfranchised. But, even the rich are not immune, and the authors believe that tuberculosis has recently received more attention because of the perceived threat of its spread to the wealthiest cities and regions of the world.

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