H. CORWIN HINSHAW, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It has become almost traditional to open a discussion of this topic with the statement that antimicrobial drugs have yielded disappointing results in treatment of tuberculosis, having failed to provide the long sought cure. Actually, physicians familiar with tuberculosis therapy have never anticipated that any antimicrobial drug would cure this disease. Instead of being disappointed, such physicians have been constantly revising their opinions toward greater optimism, especially within the past two years. They have found increasing utility for these drugs, particularly in the treatment of the more chronic and destructive types of tuberculosis, as progress has been made in deferring
HINSHAW HC. ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY OF TUBERCULOSIS IN 19521. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:362–366. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-362
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