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This book is a revision of a book under the authorship of L. S. T. Burrell of London, who was the author of the first three editions. The present authors prepared the fourth edition in order to describe the notable advances in respiratory tuberculosis since the previous author's death. They feel that the outstanding single development in the management of tuberculosis in the last decade has been realization of the important part which environment and social circumstances play in the successful control of tuberculosis.
There are several excellent chapters on the subject of resistance and infection. Much of the material presented is quoted from many reliable sources from various countries.
The present conception of the value of BCG in immunization of whole populations is discussed. The authors feel that the ideal protection has not been found but that statistical studies warrant the belief that attenuated tubercle bacilli must be nonvirulent,
Recent Advances in Respiratory Tuberculosis. JAMA. 1949;140(17):1368. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900520054028
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