In medical literature of two or three decades ago, one often reads about the best lines of treatment for abscess and cavity formation in those suffering from lung tuberculosis. Of course, such therapeusis was doomed to failure from the very fact that nothing could be of avail in such terminal states. Soon after that period, good clinicians used to shake their heads despairingly even when there was no marked lung consolidation. It was not until we reached the stage of detecting the very beginnings of tuberculosis in lymphatic and bronchial involvement that the modern era of hopeful treatment of this disease really began. Today the gloomy view of the past in the therapy of tuberculosis, with its nauseous drug compounds and easements of narcotics, has been largely superseded by the rational one of fresh air, sunlight, proper nourishment and an intelligent living regimen.
Such a parallel of progress in therapy
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