THOMAS J. SCHNEIDER, M.D.
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To the Editor: The discussion of the paper by Dr. Stead and Bates entitled "Primary Tuberculosis from the Far East" (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 707, 1969) states that "it [tuberculosis] is certainly not among the primary dangers for persons in such a theater of war where soldiers have little time or inclination to fraternize with the native population."
From my personal experiences in Vietnam, I feel that this statement paints an overly optimistic picture. Admittedly, tuberculosis is not one of the "primary" dangers faced by our men in Vietnam, yet it is a very real danger, and one that should
SCHNEIDER TJ. TUBERCULOSIS FROM THE FAR EAST. Ann Intern Med. ;71:871–872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-4-871
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(4):871-872.
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