July 1957

Symposium: The Management of Tuberculosis.

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Edited by Irving J. Selikoff, M.D. Price, $5. Pp. 316, with numerous illustrations. Waverly Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1956.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(1):175. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260070189030

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This book consists of a number of contributions to a symposium on the management of tuberculosis and was distributed as the July-August issue of the Journal of the Mount Sinai Hospital. The contributors are members of the staff of the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

Following an outstanding chapter on the chemotherapy of tuberculosis by guest editor, Selikoff, in which is included the history of antituberculosis drug evolution, there are presented, in separate chapters, the topics of management of pulmonary tuberculosis; resection for pulmonary tuberculosis; collapse therapy; tuberculoma; tuberculosis in childhood; pleural tuberculosis with effusion; meningeal, renal, lymphatic, cutaneous, female genital, skeletal, intestinal, and laryngeal tuberculosis; diabetes and tuberculosis; tuberculosis in pregnancy; relapse and rehabilitation; pulmonary function in tuberculosis, and, finally, two case reports on long-term observation of patients treated with isoniazid when that drug was first available. Absent are discussions of several other forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, such as

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