First published in 1908, this book presents a study of tuberculosis. It looks first at its causes, before examining how the problem of mortality from illness had already been reduced. The third part of the book then focuses on measures for reducing and annihilating tuberculosis altogether. Being written in the earlier years of the twentieth century, the book will not only be of interest to medical students and practitioners, but also to historians.
Part 1: Causation of Tuberculosis 1. Magnitude of the Evil: A. Morality 2. Do. B. Sickness and Economics 3. Are the Statistics Relating to Tuberculosis Trustworthy? 4. The History of Phthisis 5. The Morbid Anatomy and Symptoms of Phthisis 6. The Tubercle Bacillus 7. Infectivity of Tuberculosis: A. History of Views Held 8. Infectivity of Tuberculosis: B. Experimental Evidence 9. Infectivity of Tuberculosis: C. Statistical and Clinical Evidence 10. Latency in Tuberculosis 11. Sources of Infection: Minor Sources 12. Do.: Dust and Spray 13. Circumstances Limiting the Amount of Infection by Dust and Spray 14. The Portals of Infection: A. Infection by Inhalation 15. The Portals of Infection: B. Infection by Ingestion Part 2: The Means by which the Reduction of Mortality from Tuberculosis already Obtained has been Secured Part 3: Measures for the Reduction and Annihilation of Tuberculosis; Bibliography; Index of Names of Places; Index of Names of Persons; Index of Subjects
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