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The Treatment of Tuberculous Meningitis and Acute Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

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By GOST JUAN TORRESDR. . . 122 pages; 18 X 24.5 cm. Espasa Calpe, S. A., Madrid, Spain: . 1955.. Price, 90 pesetas.

Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1221-1222. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1221_2
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The author has recorded his experience with the use of streptomycin and isoniazid in the treatment of 298 cases of tuberculous meningitis. Of these, 278 were cured and 20 died, for a mortality rate of 6.7%, a very commendable figure indeed.

The author's method of chemotherapy is quite different from that in general use in this country. He employs the principle of combined therapy, but not that of long term uninterrupted original treatment so popular here. He does not use streptomycin intrathecally, but he does employ intrathecal isoniazid almost universally.

His general plan of treatment of tuberculous meningitis in an


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