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July 1958

Tuberculosis: Every Physician's Problems.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(1):164. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260190166021

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"A new era has dawned," and here is its prophet. The wisdom acquired by Dr. Myers in many years of practice shines throughout this book. It is recommended without reservation to all practitioners concerned with tuberculosis, be they general practitioners, internists, surgeons, phthisiologists, or administrators. For the price of a good steak dinner and within a five-hour period one can learn the essentials of tuberculosis, its control, and its treatment. Old ideas, such as Marfan's law, the fad for B. C. G. vaccination in the U. S., the ubiquitousness of tubercle bacilli, the preeminence of exogenous infection, and the ideas that sanatoria can be run as if the disease is not contagious and that mental patients have a lowered resistance and that race or inheritance is of any importance are one and all damned with scientific reasoning. Here we have an outline of all types of tuberculosis and how to

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