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June 20, 1959

Recent Advances in Respiratory Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1959;170(8):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010080116035

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This new edition appears after a lapse of 10 years, resulting in profound changes in the control and management of respiratory tuberculosis and a consequent reduction in mortality in almost all parts of the world. Complacency, however, has no place if eradication of tuberculosis is considered on a global and not merely on a national basis. The international problem marks a notable development in the modern approach to the disease, and this was constantly before the authors when they prepared this revision. Their aim has been to review the subject in the light of recent work without hesitating to discuss controversial issues. The new developments in almost every branch of the subject have necessitated a complete rewriting of the book. Help and guidance was drawn from many quarters.

The 13 chapters cover epidemiology, prevention, tuberculin and tuberculin testing, BCG inoculation, chemotherapy, collapse therapy, treatment by resection, primary tuberculosis, respiratory function

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