R. A. GOODWIN JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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For nearly half-a-century tuberculosis became increasingly isolated from the field of internal medicine as the sanatorium movement developed. The recent era of anti-tuberculosis drugs and surgical resection has re-stimulated the interest of the internist in this important disease. Certain principles and concepts governing the current management of pulmonary tuberculosis are presented.
The final outcome in treated pulmonary tuberculosis is dependent upon the influence of therapeutic measures on the fundamental host-parasite relationship. Effective use of therapy must take into account concepts of pathogenesis of the disease and some knowledge of the basic mechanisms of healing. The basic principles of pathogenesis may
GOODWIN RA. MODERN MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS: PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:328–332. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-328
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):328-332.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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