Chemotherapy of tuberculosis
Baily, G.V.J. and Jagota, P. (1985) Chemotherapy of tuberculosis. NTI Newsletter, 21 (3). pp. 54-54.
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Ever since the discovery of streptomycin, the first anti-tubercular drug, a long chain of drugs have been made available, inspite of having these chemotherapeutic agents, the sage of pre-chemotherapeutic era continued for some time, Patients would be treated by TB Specialists only, Management of patients was individualised and according to the fancies of the Specialist, a cocktail of drugs was prescribed. Very soon it was realised that this practice cannot make any dent on the tuberculosis problem. Two revolutionary findings of late fifties are considered more crucial than even the discovery of the drugs by itself.
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