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May 1955

Transactions of the Thirteenth Conference on the Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis of the Veterans Administration, Army, and Navy, Feb. 8 to 11, 1954.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(5):764. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250110134026

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The proceedings of the well-known cooperative study of the chemotherapy of tuberculosis of the Veterans Administration, Army, and Navy, meeting for the 13th time since December, 1946, are recorded herein and cover 60-odd papers. The volume is available in most medical libraries, but it is not purchasable in the ordinary manner.

Subjects are grouped as follows: Pulmonary tuberculosis, meningeal and miliary tuberculosis, laboratory studies, surgery in pulmonary tuberculosis, newer antituberculous drugs, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, and nontuberculous pulmonary disease. Collectively, the field of the chemotherapy of tuberculosis is extensively covered.

Of especial interest are the results of two cooperative studies, those of the Veterans Administration-Army-Navy and that of the Public Health Service, the former documented with 85 pages of tables which afford a wealth of data to the close student of the subject. In general it is found by both groups that treatment with streptomycin and p-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), isoniazid and

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