ELFRED L. LEECH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Sooner or later the observant student of pulmonary tuberculosis is impressed by the problems presented by patients in the older age groups. Critical examination of the old misbelief that pulmonary tuberculosis is unusual in persons of advanced years1 has resulted in many articles,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 especially since 1930, directing the attention of the profession to the problems arising from the many cases of pulmonary tuberculosis present among older people. These writers have no doubt been so impressed by observed delays in diagnosis, by the continued recurrence of preventable infections caused by
LEECH EL. PROBLEMS PRESENTED BY PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN PATIENTS OVER FIFTY1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:321–332. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-321
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(2):321-332.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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