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May 9, 1953

You and Tuberculosis.

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By James E. Perkins, M.D., Managing Director, National Tuberculosis Association, New York, and Floyd M. Feldmann, M.D., Assistant to Managing Director, National Tuberculosis Association. In collaboration with Ruth Carson. Cloth. $2.50. Pp. 176. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 501 Madison Ave., New York 22, 1952.

JAMA. 1953;152(2):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690020089031

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A patient who hears for the first time that he has tuberculosis and that he must undergo a period of treatment removed from his family and his business is usually a very disturbed person. As its name implies, "You and Tuberculosis" is literally you and tuberculosis and is directed to the many persons who must adjust their lives in order to save themselves. On recognizing that most patients are unprepared to adjust themselves to life in a sanitorium and that too few physicians provide their patients with the kind of information that will help them through this rugged experience, the authors of this book have taken on themselves the responsibilities that could be carried by the family doctor. Factors discussed are the reaction of persons to the diagnosis, their entrance to the hospital, their ultimate adjustment to the routine of treatment, how they may use the time that hangs heavily

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