BRUCE H. DOUGLAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CARL C. BIRKELO, M.D.
The control of tuberculosis must be based on the same general principles that are applicable to the control of all communicable diseases. Since there is no effective means so far developed for immunizing the population against tuberculosis, the efforts to prevent its occurrence must rest largely on limiting the spread of the organism responsible for the cause of the disease. Since bovine tuberculosis has been so well controlled in this country the one remaining important source of tubercle bacilli is the persons who have tuberculosis. It therefore becomes of prime importance to detect as far as possible all the cases
DOUGLAS BH, BIRKELO CC. SCREENING FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN A CIVILIAN POPULATION BY FLUOROGRAPHY1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:853–857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-853
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):853-857.
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