GERALD B. WEBB
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Adult ulcerative pulmonary tuberculosis exemplifies the achievement of the life cycle of the human tubercle bacillus. Egress of the parasite is now accomplished so that it is free to attack other victims. It has been long recognized that adult pulmonary tuberculosis is a reinfection of a patient previously infected and partly immune; but whether such reinfection is endogenous or exogenous is a topic extensively debated. Bushnell published many arguments in favor of endogenous reinfection, basing them on the well known Koch phenomenon by which it is demonstrated experimentally that an infected animal, though it goes on to die of
WEBB GB. Pulmonary Tuberculosis1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:56–58. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-1-56
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(1):56-58.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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