J. BURNS AMBERSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
While the individual patient with tuberculosis is our main concern, comprehension of the problem of treatment implies also an understanding of the behavior of the disease in the population. In this country, particularly in the sparsely settled sections, the majority of people are escaping tuberculosis infection until they reach adult life. Therefore, many cases of manifest disease represent progressive primary tuberculosis, a phase in which relative specific immunity is not yet well established and dissemination of the infection in the body sometimes occurs rapidly. The early behavior of the disease seems to depend largely on the degree of native nonspecific
AMBERSON JB. EVALUATION OF THE PRESENT-DAY TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:1209–1217. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1209
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1209-1217.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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