Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal
Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Consumed in the City provides revealing insight
into the world of social epidemiology related to tuberculosis (TB) control
in major metropolitan areas of the United States at the close of the 20th
century. Challenging our stereotypes about “difficult” and “noncompliant”
patients, this engrossing book reveals much about the real character and milieu
of life and treatment for patients caught up in poverty, homelessness, addictions
to alcohol or drugs, and discrimination. Author Paul Draus also raises fundamental
questions about social justice and persons with TB, nationally and internationally.
Bennett CE. Tuberculosis. JAMA. 2005;293(22):2797-2801. doi:10.1001/jama.293.22.2797