Heredity and the Etiology of Tuberculosis
This study traces tuberculosis of the throat through five generations of a family very susceptible to this disease. The disease varies little throughout the family, in place of infection and in virulence. This investigation includes one hundred and eight individuals; twenty-two having had tuberculosis of the throat; three, tuberculosis of the lung; two, tuberculosis of the bone, and three, other throat ailments. The data suggest very strongly that there is a hereditary diathesis for tuberculosis in this family.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Stiles, Karl A. and Stewart, Thomas N.
"Heredity and the Etiology of Tuberculosis,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 47(1), 416-417.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol47/iss1/104