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"The purpose of this book is to present in as few concise chapters as possible the fundamentals pertaining to the cause, the prevention, the diagnosis, the treatment and the control of tuberculosis." These aims are achieved in twenty-six chapters, written by twenty-seven experts in the field of tuberculosis.
In spite of the large number of contributors to this book, the editor has kept repetitious discussion to a minimum.
Although certain chapters inevitably stand out in a volume of this type, most of the fundamental aspects of tuberculosis are satisfactorily discussed. Due to the progress that is being made from month to month in the antibacterial therapy of tuberculosis, it would be impossible for the chapter on this subject to contain the latest developments. However, the earlier discoveries are reviewed, and the proper use of streptomycin is described in detail.
The book has been prepared for "the medical student, the practicing
Fundamentals of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(6):1022–1023. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230060179019
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