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Purporting to tell the story of tuberculosis through the ages, Dr. Waksman considers diverse topics ranging from tuberculosis in the arts to current drug regimens. Approximately half of his work is devoted to a brief historical review consisting largely of quotations from review articles or from original sources. This portion, which ends with Koch's discovery of tubercle bacillus, suffers from a lack of critical commentary and from failure to adhere to a chronological presentation.
The remainder of the book is devoted to the antibiotics era, especially to streptomycin, and seems more concerned with emphasizing the role of streptomycin in the
The Conquest of Tuberculosis.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1100. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1100_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1100.
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