||Sociology and tuberculosis: a brief review.
||INT J SOC PSYCHIAT 1957, 3, 114-122.
This paper is designed to demonstrate that the
sociological features of TB are paramount both historically and
currently. Documented sources are shown to be abundant, accessible
and highly consistent. There are 148 references, chiefly in English,
but some in other languages. Three content areas are discussed;
population, aetiology, and sanatorium care. A very close and long
connection with statistical method is also documented. Population
aspects are discussed with reference to the strong cultural, economic,
and historical factors pointing towards social aetiology. The close
connections with schizophrenia, alcoholism and emotional derangement
are pointed out. Part of the psychiatric picture is ascribed to
the peculiarities of sanatorium treatment.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL ASPECTS; SOCIO-CULTURAL; USA.