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The therapeutic assault upon tuberculosis in the past 10 years has yielded such brilliant results that many are now unfortunately led into a feeling of complacency about the disease which might best be interpreted to represent another subtle defensive movement by the tubercle bacillus. The optimist may point to the marked reduction in mortality rate, the realist must still consider the tragically high morbidity rate which has not yielded to our efforts, and the pessimist may well point to our still woefully incomplete knowledge of the tubercle bacillus and the response it induces in the human and animal host.
Experimental Tuberculosis: Bacillus and Host, With an Addendum on Experimental Leprosy.. Ann Intern Med. ;47:187. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-187_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(1):187.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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