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A History of Tuberculosis on Stamps

Marc A. Shampo, PhD; Edward C. Rosenow, III, MD, Master FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

Edward C. Rosenow, III, MD, Mayo Clinic, Pulmonary Department, Mayo Clinic, E 18 B, Rochester, MN 55905-0001; e-mail: rosenow.edward@mayo.edu


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© 2009 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2009;136(2):578-582. doi:10.1378/chest.08-2730
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Tuberculosis, only a few decades ago, was believed to be under control and decreasing in incidence, in both developed and developing countries. A number of scientists and physicians have contributed to the understanding of tuberculosis and have been honored on postage stamps by several countries around the world. This article contains brief histories of these individuals and depictions of the postage stamps commemorating them for their contributions to the better understanding of the disease.

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