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December 13, 1930

Handbuch der Kindertuberkulose.

JAMA. 1930;95(24):1858. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720240068035

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The first volume of this collection of monographs on the various phases of childhood tuberculosis was reviewed in The Journal, June 28. The articles contained in volume II maintain the general standard of excellence noted in the review of the first volume. Practically every phase of the subject receives careful and critical consideration. The scope of the volume is too extensive for detailed review. The contributors are for the most part renowned authorities in Germany and Austria, though French, American, Swedish and Swiss investigators have written for this volume. There is a chapter on tuberculin diagnosis with a consideration of reactions and their significance, and a discussion relating to the sensitization of the organism to tuberculin. Herbert Orel, who writes on this subject, states that it would be desirable to give every child a tuberculin test during early life so as to ascertain whether or not an infection has taken

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