September 1971

Rational Therapy and Control of Tuberculosis.

Author Affiliations

St. Louis


Edited by Joseph E Johnson III, MD. Price, $8.50. Pp 191, with no illustrations. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(3):480-481. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310210156041

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During the past several years, the Public Health Service spent money to disseminate modern information about tuberculosis. Much of this money was used to sponsor conferences in various parts of the country. It seems highly likely that the best investment made was in the conference in Gainesville, Fla. This must represent one of the more outstanding presentations of the series and has the distinct advantage of survival in book form.

In a day of increasing complexity, it is delightful to find a volume less than 200 pages which has been prepared so carefully as to include virtually all essential concepts for understanding treatment and control of tuberculosis.

The text material is of very high quality. Outstanding chapters are presented by Riley on "Airborne Transmission," by Mackaness on "Cellular Immunity," by Simon on "Microbial Persistence," and by Edwards on the "Interpretation and Significance of the Tuberculin Test."

One of the most

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