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With suitable home conditions, it is possible to treat minimal and moderately advanced pulmonary tuberculosis without admission to a sanatorium. The far advanced patient, too, can also receive considerable benefit from home treatment.
The elderly and “chronic” patients are not considered suitable for hospital unless with adverse home conditions.
The value of chemotherapy is discussed; in particular the need for daily streptomycin and long continued treatment is emphasized.
The need for early diagnosis is stressed, and thereby it might be possible to treat most patients at home.
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Received: November 30, 1955
© 1956 Baillière, Tindall & Cox, Ltd. Published by Elsevier Inc.