WILLIAM W. STEAD, M.D.
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To the editor: There is an error in the third paragraph in our editorial en tuberculosis (1). What we meant to convey is that resistance to any effective drug occurs at a rate of 1 X 10-5 to 1 X 10-7 divisions. Thus, a population of 1 X 10-9 organisms in a cavitary case might harbor from 100 to 10 000 resistant mutants.
STEAD WW. Correction: Editorial on Tuberculosis Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;93:784. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-5-784_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(5):784.
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