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April 1956

Transactions of the Fourteenth Conference on the Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis by the Veterans Administration, Army and Navy, with the Cooperation of the National Tuberculosis Association, Feb. 7 to 10, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(4):506. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250220126020

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This paper-bound volume contains a faithful reproduction of about sixty papers plus informal discussion and comments pertaining to them. Another thirty papers "Read by Title" are included. Full committee reports are given, dealing primarily with future plans in this continuing cooperative study (now in its tenth year), covering tuberculosis therapy in Army, Navy, and Veterans Administration hospitals. The grouping of papers is as follows: Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis; Laboratory; More General Matters; New and Recent Drugs.

By review of the results of nine years of continuous study of large groups of patients and reports on more recent observations, the field of drug therapy for tuberculosis is well covered. In addition, other forms of therapy are evaluated; other pulmonary diseases, particularly the mycoses, are discussed, and some references are made to relationships between antituberculosis drugs and other diseases.

The transactions tend to indicate that single drug treatment is less effective, mainly

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