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June 13, 1936

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Handbook for Practitioners; A Text-Book for Students, Nurses and Social Workers

JAMA. 1936;106(24):2095. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770240059028

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Hawes and Stone have presented a brief historical sketch of tuberculosis in the human family, beginning with references on the Babylonian tablets and ending with the recent developments, such as chest surgery. Brief but adequate chapters on history taking and symptoms are included. In the discussion of the physical examination the minor and insignificant signs, which are often given much space, have been entirely omitted. This is greatly to the advantage of the reader, who will find only the important phases of the physical examination included. It is particularly significant that the authors included a chapter on the differential diagnosis of tuberculosis and other common diseases of the lungs and bronchi. In the chapter on pulmonary tuberculosis in childhood, attention is called to the fact that a positive tuberculin test is necessary for the diagnosis of the childhood type of tuberculosis. The tuberculin test, together with history of exposure and

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