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Given half a chance, the tubercle bacillus can manage to outwit streptomycin and every therapeutic agent introduced over the past 30 years. Tuberculosis remains rampant in some areas, uncommon in others, sporadic everywhere. Yet, sanitoria close, "phthysiology" is being phased out, and community hospitals inherit the burden. The physician newly obligated to detect and manage tuberculosis, case contacts, and skin-test converters has need for a practical text updating guidelines. One expects this from a 511-page book entitled Tuberculosis and costing $35; unfortunately, this book only partially fulfills this promise.
Dr. Youmans' decades of experience and investigative accomplishments, as well as
Tuberculosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:514–515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-3-514_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(3):514-515.
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