April 11, 1931

Ergebnisse der gesamten Tuberkuloseforschung.

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Band II. Herausgegeben von H. Assmann, H. Beitzke, H. Braeuning und Stefan Engel. Paper. Price, 43 marks. Pp. 490, with 106 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(15):1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720410065036

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This volume forms part of a series of assembled timely, although unrelated, monographs on tuberculosis. The opening article is a critical review by Blumenberg of the extensive literature on the filtrability of the tubercle bacillus, in which the conclusion is reached that the case for the subvisible form has not been proved, while pleomorphism seems probable. The second two monographs, by Loeschke and Dehoff, deal with the apical localization of tuberculosis. Loeschke follows Orsós in correlating this selective involvement with an excessive motion of this part of the lung in respiration, rather than an inhibited movement, as commonly believed; and Dehoff in tracing the development of apical tuberculosis warns against uncritical acceptance of the benignity of apical tuberculosis and malignancy of the "frühinfiltrat." Other articles deal with extradomicile tuberculous infection, sanatoriums for tuberculosis, anatomic types of the disease, bilateral pneumothorax, and the prognosis of childhood tuberculosis. The physician who feels

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