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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This project has been funded entirely with federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, under Contract No. 200-98-0012. The views presented are those of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States and are not necessarily those of the funding organization.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States. Ending neglect : the elimination of tuberculosis in the United States / Lawrence Geiter, editor; Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07028-7

1. Tuberculosis—United States. I. Geiter, Lawrence. II. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Tuberculosis, Pulmonary—prevention & control—United States WF 300 I59e 2000]

RC313.A2 I55 2000



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