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Epidemiological Basis of Tuberculosis Eradication in Denmark: A Concurrent Comparison of Home and Sanatorium Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in South India.

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(Vol. 21., (No. 1) , 1959., of Bulletin of the World Health Organisation.. ) 144 pages; 24 X 18 cm. (paper-bound). World Health Organization, Geneva; available in U. S. A. from Columbia University Press, International Documents Service; , New York: . 1959.. Price, $2.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(6):1367-1368. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1367
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The incidence of tuberculosis varies considerably throughout the world. Control measures effective in regions with low rates of infection cannot necessarily be utilized in high-incidence areas. Two widely divergent approaches to the control of tuberculosis are presented in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 1959. In Denmark, a country with a low incidence of tuberculosis morbidity and mortality, eventual eradication of the disease is envisioned. The Danish report describes a program to achieve this goal. India, a very high-incidence area, has an entirely different problem: that of limiting the widespread ravages of tuberculosis. An approach to this monumental problem,

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