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Over the past 20 years many medical school faculty members have appeared to be more concerned with teaching about such things as the Golgi apparatus than about how to take care of a sick person. Even when they do teach about good medical care, they often focus more on rare and uncurable diseases than on the more common and curable ones.
Tuberculosis is both common and curable. Every year in the United States it kills about 7,000 people and causes new active disease in about 40,000. It
Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Today. For Students in the Health Professions.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:1021–1022. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-1021_3
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