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April 5, 1947

A Guide for the Tuberculous Patient

JAMA. 1947;133(14):1040-1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880140070036

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In both the preface and the introduction the authors call attention to the importance of information on tuberculosis to the patient. This can best be provided by a small volume written with as few scientific words as possible so it can be easily read by patients, regardless of previous education and training. This volume is a fine example of such an accomplishment. The authors have long been in the field of tuberculosis and are highly respected by the medical profession for their store of information and fine judgment. There are ten chapters on such subjects as the cause of tuberculosis, diagnosis, complications, treatment, public health aspects and nonpulmonary tuberculous lesions. The patient is told practically everything that he needs to know in order to cooperate to his best advantage with professional workers. Because of differences in such factors as the prevalence of tuberculosis in various parts of the world or

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