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Fillers One hundred years ago

Some hiding places of the tubercle bacillus

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1050

We now know pretty well how to fight the tubercle bacillus in the open, but we are only gradually learning the infinite variety of ambush in which it may lie in wait for us. For instance, although the cigarette has an indifferent reputation among sanitarians, …

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