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February 3, 1940

Die Tuberkulose des Menschen: Ein Buch für die Praxis

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Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Hanns Alexander et al. Paper. Price, 47 marks. Pp. 490, with 216 illustrations. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(5):434-435. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050054027

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This well printed volume in German is a practical textbook on tuberculosis aiming to disclose to the practitioner the nature of tuberculosis in man. It furthers the concept that tuberculosis should be recognized early in its course and that one is dealing from the beginning with a disease of the entire body. A careful clinical analysis of the individual is requisite in each case. Pathologic anatomy and pathogenesis are described completely, since this is the foundation for a satisfactory understanding of the disease in man. On this basis the diagnosis and treatment of the early forms are developed and the discovery and treatment of tuberculosis of the individual organs is made clear. Since the book is intended for practice, problems not yet clarified have been left in the background. The text is a compilation by men entirely qualified by experience as authors and students of tuberculosis to present the chapters

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