The microbiology, chemotherapy, and surgical treatment of tuberculosis

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a disease that has plagued humankind for centuries. The ''white plague'' is not only treatable and curable but also preventable. Initially, tuberculosis fell in the province of the general physician. With the advent of technologic advances in thoracic surgery, surgical management of tuberculosis was brought to the forefront. Effective bactericidal drug therapy became available by 1954 after the development of streptomycin in 1945 and isoniazid in 1952. Additional effective antituberculous drugs have relegated surgical therapy for tuberculosis to a relatively minor role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990

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Microbiology
Tuberculosis
Drug Therapy
Plague
Isoniazid
Streptomycin
Therapeutics
Thoracic Surgery
Physicians
Pharmaceutical Preparations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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