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August 16, 1930

Praktisches Lehrbuch der Kindertuberkulose.

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Von Dr. Georg Simon, Chefarzt der Kinderheilstätte Aprath, und Dr. Franz Redeker, Kreisarzt und Medinzinalrat in Mansfeld. Second edition. Paper. Price, 64 marks. Pp. 740, with 412 illustrations. Leipzig: Curt Kabitzsch, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(7):553. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720070091037

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This is a critical review of the literature of tuberculosis in children and, in addition, presents much original matter by the authors. Those who have read the previous work, by Redeker and Walther, "Die Entstehung und Entwickelung der Lungenschwindsucht des Erwachsenen," will appreciate the thoroughness with which the present volume has been prepared. The references are numerous, more than 800 authors being cited from publications dating back even to the year 1876. These references have been carefully studied and have been approved or disapproved by the authors. Although the writers use many words that are long even for a German, and coin others, the book is clear and of great interest. Its scope includes tuberculosis of the lungs, glands, bones, abdominal viscera, skin and brain. Bronchiectasis in children, with methods of diagnosis, is given considerable space without, however, any suggestions for treatment. The authors discuss the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis,

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