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July 12, 1958

The Chemistry and Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis: A Compilation and Critical Review of Existing Knowledge on the Chemistry of Tubercle Bacilli and Their Products, Chemical Changes and Processes in the Host, and Chemical Aspects of the Treatment of Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1958;167(11):1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990280129032

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This third edition of a monumental work adds to the historic records of investigation into the chemistry of the tubercle bacillus and tuberculosis. The initial volume by Wells, written 35 years ago, found a warm place in the hearts of all interested in tuberculosis. This invaluable compilation played a part in the strides made in the chemotherapy of tuberculosis which was in its infancy when the first edition was published. The reference list includes the names of all who played a part in this important development. Although the new edition is entirely rewritten, the original organization of chapters and sections are, for the most part, preserved. Section 1 deals with the chemistry of the tubercle bacillus, section 2 with chemical changes in the tuberculous host, and section 3 with the chemotherapy of tuberculosis. All phases of these subjects are exhaustively covered from the early periods to the present. There is

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