by Boris Kreis, 734 pp, 80 illus, 75 francs, $15, Paris: Masson et Cie, 1966.
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If the tubercle bacillus did not develop resistance to medicaments, no progressive tuberculosis would exist today. Since no unanimity of opinion exists regarding the cause of resistance, this volume is timely. It is unique in its goal of gathering the world literature and adding the author's own laboratory and clinical experience in the field of resistance as it relates to the tubercle bacillus. The author is a member of the famous Laennec Hospital in Paris in the service of Prof Etienne Bernard.
The book has three sections. The first, "The Resistance of the Tubercle Bacillus," with 12 chapters and 524 pages, considers such topics as origin, specificity, measure of resistance and its resultant metabolic and morphological changes, and factors influencing the appearance of resistance clinically and its prevention. The second section, "Survival of the Tubercle Bacillus to Antibacterial Medication," with six chapters and 152 pages, covers the entire gamut of
Rosenthal SR. Résistance et Survivance du Bacille Tuberculeux aux Médications Antibacillaires. JAMA. 1967;201(10):785. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130100083039