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September 28, 1929

MODERN METHODS OF TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.

JAMA. 1929;93(13):982-985. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710130022007
Abstract

The modern method of treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis necessarily begins with its prevention.

With the compulsory pasteurization of milk now in use in our large cities, the careful inspection of dairy herds and elimination of infected cattle, glandular and bone and joint tuberculosis have practically become a thing of the past.

In the field of prevention of pulmonary tuberculosis, the work of Calmette1 today offers hope. His treatment consists in giving to children during the first week of life three oral doses of 0.01 Gm. of B C G culture obtained by attenuating virulent bovine bacilli.

The prevention of the disease by removing the infant from contact with tuberculous parents and placing him in wholesome rural environments was the method instituted by Grancher.2 These experiments successfully proved his contention that tuberculosis is a contagious and not an hereditary disease. Numerous preventoriums and institutions for undernourished children throughout the

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