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August 10, 1935

Tuberculosis of the Lymphatic System

JAMA. 1935;105(6):458. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760320060025

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Dr. Miller, in an excellent volume, presents what is known concerning tuberculosis of the lymphatic system. An interesting history of the disease is given. Following this he discusses the bacteriology, pathology, immunity and chemistry of tuberculosis, as well as the modes of entrance and spread of bacilli in the human body. The anatomy of the lymphatic system is treated in detail. Three chapters are devoted to tuberculosis of the cervical lymph nodes, in which he presents the diagnosis and treatment ably and adequately. Tuberculosis of the tracheobronchial and abdominal lymph nodes, the axillary and inguinal lymph nodes, and generalized lymph node tuberculosis is dealt with in the remainder of the book. The author places deserved emphasis on the tuberculin test in diagnosis. The immunizing effect of tuberculosis of the cervical lymph nodes has been much discussed by many writers. Miller says: "One must remember that while the tubercles in the

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