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October 1971

Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Today.

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Haiku, Hawaii

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(4):653. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310220161050

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William A. Stead is worried that physicians and nurses have forgotten about tuberculosis. He has written a pleasant little booklet reviewing the pertinent data on pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and contemporary treatment. He has ornamented his modest booklet with cunning diagrams of rotund body cells being defended by devilish—INH (isoniazid) against alligatorish AFB (acid fast bacilli) (from his handbook Understanding Tuberculosis Today). One might carp that some of the lingo and diagrams are frivolous for a dour physician audience, but they make their point, and painlessly.

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