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In this book, classically entitled The Rise and Decline of a Disease, Professor Charles Coury, who holds the chairs of Chest Diseases and of the History of Medicine in the University of Paris, traces throughout the ages the course of tuberculosis, which, he says, was for long called the white plague. One of the reasons he gives for undertaking the study of a disease on its way to extinction is that the time is ripe for it, now that it has been brought under control. This limits the study to the countries that have achieved this end, since elsewhere whole
Grandeur et Declin d'une Maladie. La Tuberculose au Cours des Ages.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:324–325. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-324_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):324-325.
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