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JAMA Revisited
September 6, 2016

Case Finding in Tuberculosis

JAMA. 2016;316(9):997. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17100

Basic in the success of public health efforts for the control of tuberculosis is the widespread application of adequate methods for finding active and infectious cases. Important developments in this field promise still further inroads on the morbidity and mortality from this condition, the diminishing death rate of which has been one of the spectacular phenomena of the past generation. Probably tuberculosis, as a major public health menace, could be brought under control by the use of knowledge and technics now at hand.

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