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August 22, 1980

Tuberculosis: Discussions in Patient Management

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago


by Douglas R. Gracey and Whitney W. Addington, 113 pp, with illus, $8.50, Garden City, NY, Medical Examination Publishing Co Inc, 1979.

JAMA. 1980;244(8):839. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310080065037

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This small paperback book is an excellent reference source and gives clear practical directions for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. It is an ideal book for medical students, housestaff, and for all physicians who have not had special training in the management of tuberculosis.

The authors describe methods currently employed to establish a diagnosis of TB and include some excellent illustrative cases with superb illustrations of roentgenographic findings. The modern classification of TB is explained, and the programs of treatment for each class of patient are given.

Chemoprophylaxis and chemotherapy are covered in sufficient detail to guide adequately a physician who wishes to manage most cases of the disease. An appendix lists all the currently available therapeutic agents, with their dosage, side effects, monitoring tests, and sites of action.

This book is rated as a best buy.