Book Reviews
December 1942

The Modern Attack on Tuberculosis.

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By Henry D. Chadwick, M.D., and Alton S. Pope, M.D. Price, $1.00. Pp. 95, with 5 illustrations. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(6):1129-1130. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010120169018

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One of the important considerations in judging the value of a scientific book is knowledge concerning the qualifications of its authors. Each of the authors of this small volume has had years of experience in the field of tuberculosis, and each is a recognized national authority on this disease.

The purpose of the publication is to provide a handbook on the modern methods of prevention and epidemiologic control of tuberculosis. Primarily it is intended for health officers, public health nurses and others concerned with community tuberculosis programs. Lay members of local tuberculosis associations should also find it an excellent source of information.

The authors correctly stress the fact that tuberculosis should be regarded as one of the communicable diseases and, as such, is subject to control by appropriate epidemiologic methods. Morbidity and mortality rates with respect to age, sex, occupation, family and other contributing factors are discussed. Inadequacy of reporting

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