There are many reasons to read this book about tuberculosis, one of
the major infectious diseases in the world. It has become clear that, despite
a century of control efforts, infectious diseases remain an important global
public health problem most affecting the disenfranchised. But, even the rich
are not immune, and the authors believe that tuberculosis has recently received
more attention because of the perceived threat of its spread to the wealthiest
cities and regions of the world.
Franco-Paredes C. Tuberculosis, Poverty. JAMA. 2004;291(21):2646–2647. doi:10.1001/jama.291.21.2646