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September 6, 1958

Tuberculosis in Animals and Man: A Study in Comparative Pathology

JAMA. 1958;168(1):133. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000010185028

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The author's book "Bovine Tuberculosis," published in 1947, provided a basis for one section of this book. The subject of avian tuberculosis, including infection of wild birds and of mammals with avian tubercle bacilli, was aided by the study by Feldman in 1938, and many other original and authentic sources were used. The incidence of tuberculosis in cattle is estimated, and methods of diagnosis, control, and eventual eradication are outlined. The relationship of the three types of tubercle bacilli and of the human and bovine tuberculosis epidemics is discussed. Infection of man with bovine-type bacilli and the so-called skin tuberculosis of cattle, important because it sensitizes to tuberculin, are discussed, with reference to similar conditions in buffaloes and in man. The purpose of the book is to provide a modern account of tuberculosis in all the species for which there is reliable information. Tuberculosis offers an ideal field for the

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