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The monograph "Surgical Tuberculosis," by Dr. Flesch-Thebesius, is one of a series of medical monographs composing Medizinische Praxis. This book deals especially with bone and joint tuberculosis. Tuberculosis of the lungs, abdomen and genito-urinary tract are covered in other monographs. The author calls attention to the fact that formerly under the general heading of surgical tuberculosis were included those types of tuberculosis which were considered amenable to surgical treatment; in short, surgery of the bones, glands, intestine and genito-urinary system in contradistinction to tuberculosis of the lungs, in which surgery was presumably of no avail. With the improvement in methods of conservative treatment, tuberculosis of the bones and joints is rapidly becoming the nonsurgical type of tuberculosis, while at the same time the improvement of surgical collapse therapy has changed the treatment in pulmonary tuberculosis from medical to surgical in a large proportion of cases. The author of this book
Medizinische Praxis: Sammlung für ärztliche Fortbildung.. JAMA. 1933;100(25):2042-2043. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250064036