Medicine: TB --and Hope

Never in the agelong history of tuberculosis had there been such excitement about a new treatment for the white scourge. The tabloid New York Post used most of its front page to proclaim in two-inch type: WONDER DRUG FIGHTS TB. The New York Times gave the story top of Page One. In Staten Island's Sea View Hospital, patients who had taken the drugs danced in the wards, to the delight of news photographers. At Tuba City, in the Western Navajo Reservation of Arizona, Indians powwowed solemnly about the progress toward recovery that a 17-year-old...

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