J. BURNS AMBERSON JR.
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Pulmonary tuberculosis, recognized and treated properly in its very early stages, especially before softening and excavation have occurred, is a very healable disease. The problem of treatment would be relatively simple if it could be instituted always in this early most favorable stage. But the fact is that at least seventy-five per cent of tuberculous patients are in the moderately advanced or far advanced stage of the disease before they are correctly diagnosed and persuaded that treatment is necessary. Actually, therefore, one of our chief responsibilities is the care of advanced cases.
Once the minimal or early stage of pulmonary
AMBERSON JB. The Indications for and the Results of Artificial Pneumothorax Treatment in Pulmonary Tuberculosis*†. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:343–347. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-4-343
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(4):343-347.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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