THEODORE L. BADGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Antituberculous drugs have given the treatment and control of tuberculosis a new look, but the glamour of combating a highly fatal disease is a thing of the past—rather, must we look upon our problem as the much less spectacular and more arduous prevention of a chronic relapsing infectious disease. The plunging death rate is only a red herring in the current epidemiology of tuberculosis. The decline in mortality is a modest expression of success in the conquest of tuberculosis over the years, with due credit to workers in the field, but with more than a slight compliment to Mother Nature
BADGER TL. TREATMENT FAILURES IN TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:794–800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-794
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):794-800.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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