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André Jacquelin and the Necker Hospital (where Laënnec worked) need no introduction to tuberculosis or to medicine; and a preface by Bezançon is a seal which even a reviewer could hardly belittle, had he a mind to. Of course, it is regretted that all of us cannot read French fluently, but those who can do so only with the aid of a dictionary and who are interested in tuberculosis will find this volume (primarily a textbook) on the atypical types of tuberculosis most interesting and enlightening. The book is exhaustive and comprehensive and is well presented, even though one might feel the lack of illustrations usually found in such volumes in English and German nowadays. The easy reading of the subject matter, however, amply makes up for the lack. The importance of the constitution and temperament of the individual in playing a part in the morbid process leads to the
Les tuberculoses atypiques: Fréquence, polymorphisme, intérêt thérapeutique. JAMA. 1940;114(5):435-436. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050055031