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Edited by T Frieden. Geneva: World Health Organisation, 2004, 80 Swiss Francs (US$72) (40 Swiss Francs in developing countries), pp 332. ISBN 92 4 154603 4
Tuberculosis still kills almost two million people a year worldwide and, despite the availability of curative treatment for three decades, the incidence is rising in many countries. The international target is to detect 70% of pulmonary sputum positive cases and treat 85% of these successfully. This book is an important weapon in the fight against tuberculosis.
Toman’s tuberculosis was first published in 1979 and developed through the World Health Organisation to provide clear and unambiguous advice for people running tuberculosis control programmes and practical advice for fieldworkers. The first edition …