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Instruction in the Management of Tuberculosis
At the seventh conference of the Union internationale contre la tuberculose, held in Oslo, Dr. Derscheid of Brussels discussed the present status of the instruction in the management of tuberculosis. In Belgium, instruction in this subject is not separated from general instruction in medicine. There is no chair of phthisiology in any of the four Belgian universities. In the faculties of medicine, theoretical instruction in the treatment of tuberculosis is in the hands of the professors of internal pathology and the professors of external pathology. Such instruction is supplemented by laboratory courses and drill work in microscopy. The professors in general hygiene give students instruction in the medicosocial organization of the crusade against tuberculosis. Instruction in laboratory methods of analysis is given by the professors of bacteriology. Practical instruction in the treatment of tuberculosis is given in the university hospitals, where committees on public
BELGIUM. JAMA. 1931;96(4):284-285. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720300054023