C. H. COCKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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When a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis has been made, the planning out of a mode of treatment entails considerably more than the immediate relief of the presenting symptoms. To attempt a finally definitive outline at once, and particularly to essay a prognosis until more is known of the case, is hazardous and will frequently bring disappointment. Hasty judgment in all medical matters is to be deplored; in tuberculosis it is to be condemned in no uncertain terms.
To begin with, it must be insisted that the tuberculous patient presents a problem that is quite different from that found in most
COCKE CH. CONSERVATISM, THE KEYNOTE IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:746–761. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-6-746
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(6):746-761.
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