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The home management of tuberculosis is discussed by illustrating experiences with eighty-six patients cared for by office practice. Treatment has been integrated with sanatorium or hospital programs in most instances. Since large numbers of tuberculous patients must of necessity be observed outside of hospital or sanatorium, it seems highly practical that physicians interested in this disease should take an active part in the therapy of an increasing number of persons as antimicrobial indications are broadened.
Close liaison with health department officials is highly desirable. The inclusion of surgical procedures in many cases may be health restoring. It is suggested that long-continued use of drugs may sharply reduce the recurrence rate.
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