ESMOND R. LONG, F.A.C.P.
Recent advances in the treatment of tuberculosis have raised for new consideration the much debated question of proper balance among the various procedures employed in control of this disease. A review of past achievements, with an analysis of the current program, and a reévaluation of immediate objectives seem to be warranted at this time.
For historical perspective in the problem it will be useful to review the accomplishments of the last fifty years in tuberculosis control by quarter centuries. The period from 1900 to 1925 was characterized by rapid advance in diagnosis through the
LONG ER. THE PROBLEMS OF TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1095–1099. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1095
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1095-1099.
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