My paper is not a didactic or an authoritative scientific exposition of the subject from the point of view of the tuberculin therapist but rather a synopsis of personal experience and opinion from the point of view of the genito-urinary surgeon.
It is sometimes stated that the modern surgeon is so filled with scientific enthusiasm that he loses sight of the human side of his work and only thinks of his patients as cases. I do not believe this is true except in very exceptional instances. I want to emphasize this fact because in tuberculosis, to an extent that is equaled in scarcely any other disease, the social, economic and human factors are of very great importance. This is so because tuberculous patients are, as a rule, young persons who are, or should be, doing each his or her share of the active work of the world. Also because of
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