9780309070287: Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States
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Tuberculosis emerged as an epidemic in the 1600s, began to decline as sanitation improved in the 19th century, and retreated further when effective therapy was developed in the 1950s. TB was virtually forgotten until a recent resurgence in the U.S. and around the world-ominously, in forms resistant to commonly used medicines.

What must the nation do to eliminate TB? The distinguished committee from the Institute of Medicine offers recommendations in the key areas of epidemiology and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, funding and organization of public initiatives, and the U.S. role worldwide. The panel also focuses on how to mobilize policy makers and the public to effective action.

The book provides important background on the pathology of tuberculosis, its history and status in the U.S., and the public and private response.

The committee explains how the U.S. can act with both self-interest and humanitarianism in addressing the worldwide incidence of TB.

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Lawrence Geiter, Editor; Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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"...the book cogently puts forward well-reasoned arguments for its recommendations..." -- International Journal of Epidemiology

"...well organized and easy to read." -- Journal of the American Medical Association, July 11, 2001

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