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February 26, 1955

Tuberculostatica und moderne Tuberkulosebehandlung

JAMA. 1955;157(9):777. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950260083034

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This excellent up-to-date monograph consists of two sections. The first presents the individual agents, their pharmacological properties, the mode of action and methods of use, and dosage, and the second considers the therapeutic significance of the individual agents, the indications insofar as the general and special uses for treatment of the various forms and localizations of tuberculosis are concerned. Numerous roentgenograms and tables illustrate the text. The significance of the new agents for the development of tuberculosis therapy in recent years is illustrated, and reference to the important literature is presented. Because the problems of tuberculosis therapy are complex and difficult, this authoritative monograph should prove valuable to the physician, internist, surgeon, and phthisiologist. The enthusiasm for a rapid and definite cure aroused by streptomycin soon proved to be too optimistic. The therapeutic effect of any agent is determined by its action on the invader and the host on the

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