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This small but concise book presents the development of our knowledge of tuberculosis. It is arranged in outline form with the passing years as subheadings to indicate progress.
We find that in general, tuberculosis has developed in the same pattern as the whole field of medicine. The ancient period concerned itself largely with description of the disease. The pre-modern developed the knowledge of anatomy, while the modern period witnessed the development of pathology and bacteriology and finally the climax of our knowledge with Koch's discovery of the tubercle bacillus. Then followed the development of therapy, the rise of anti-tuberculosis activities,
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A Historical Chronology of Tuberculosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1901–1902. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-11-1901
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(11):1901-1902.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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