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Cummins is probably better qualified than any other living specialist to write on the subject of his text, and he reminds one of Colonel Bushnell's earlier fancy and almost uncanny interpretations from the realm herewith brought down to date. The narrative is filled with interesting information and is delightful reading. In the preface he notes that "Primitive Tuberculosis" is apt to come as an anticlimax or even as an irrelevance to many engaged in the more vivid sections of the vast subject of tuberculosis. Yet the subject ought to have an interest for all, if only life were long enough and time an element to be enjoyed rather than an enemy to be dealt with. His hope is that this little book may awaken this interest in the minds of many who have not had any opportunity of first hand study of the disease abroad. His first chapter, which is
Primitive Tuberculosis. JAMA. 1940;114(1):83. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810010085028