While this book is written expressly for the nursing profession, it can nevertheless be read and studied by many others who are interested in an up-to-date, factual summary of material on the clinical and public health aspects of tuberculosis.
The first chapters discuss the history of tuberculosis from its ancient beginnings down to modern times. Its clinical features are described from the point of view of diagnosis, treatment, complications and management. A special chapter is devoted to the subject of tuberculosis and pregnancy, and another chapter discusses tuberculosis in infants and children. The authors present their views on the controversial subject of BCG vaccination and its use along with other measures for the prevention of tuberculosis among nurses. Specific therapy with streptomycin and other drugs receives appropriate attention. Of special interest are the chapters on tuberculosis case findings, the tuberculosis dispensary or chest clinic and family health service.