ARTHUR B. ROBINS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; AARON D. CHAVES, M.D.
The importance of the unhospitalized patient in the over-all tuberculosis picture has been clearly established by the findings of a recent study conducted by the U. S. Public Health Service.1 This study showed that throughout the country almost half of the significant cases of tuberculosis were at home, the majority with the disease in an advanced, presumably communicable state. This has been the situation in New York City for many years and was the reason for the adoption of a program of drug treatment for unhospitalized patients with tuberculosis by the New York City Health Department in 1953.
ROBINS AB, CHAVES AD. THE PLACE OF DRUG THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF UNHOSPITALIZED TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:774–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-774
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):774-781.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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