ARTHUR J. LOGIE, M.D.
The tuberculin test is today a commonly employed procedure. As an aid in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, it is being used routinely by the specialists, the general practitioners, and by those concerned purely with the preventive aspect of the disease. Mass testing was first introduced by the veterinarians in their search for bovine tuberculosis in herds. Mass testing of groups of the population is at present an indispensable feature of most antituberculosis programs.
As a test for tuberculosis, tuberculin has been employed in a variety of ways. At first it was given subcutaneously. The ophthalmic test of Calmette and Wolff-Eisner
LOGIE AJ. THE VALUE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TUBERCULIN TEST1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:255–260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-2-255
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(2):255-260.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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