August 25, 1956

Tuberculosis in Obstetrics and Gynecology

JAMA. 1956;161(17):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970170111028

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Two decades have passed since the publication in English of a book on tuberculosis as it relates to obstetrics and gynecology. In this period, monumental advances in knowledge of this disease have been made, especially in methods of treatment. The busy obstetrician and gynecologist cannot read all the literature and arrive at the proper plan of management in a given patient. Only with difficulty does even the phthisiologist become conversant with all the phases of tuberculosis encountered in obstetric and gynecologic practice. The author ably presents this newer knowledge in practical and concise fashion, and his personal experience in recovering from tuberculosis has been helpful. The advent of antimicrobial and surgical therapy has brought many patients from sanatoriums, where they were previously treated, into general hospitals. Of the changes in management of the tuberculous patient, few have been so marked as those in obstetrics and gynecology. No longer is tuberculosis

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