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April 22, 1944

The Care of Tuberculosis in the Home

JAMA. 1944;124(17):1230. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850170066030

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The author calls attention to many tuberculous patients who must be treated in the home before they can be admitted to sanatoriums and after they have been discharged from institutions, and also to a definite group who do not require sanatorium care. The book is written in such a way as to give the patient and members of the family information concerning the nature of the disease as well as its treatment and prevention. Emphasis is placed on contagion. The usual symptoms, such as pleurisy and hemoptysis, are discussed as well as the various methods of treatment. All the modern phases of tuberculosis work are presented in a general way. The last chapter is devoted entirely to prevention, and the author points out how the complete control of tuberculosis in England could be achieved without much difficulty and in a comparatively short time. This is true of any nation. Although

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