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October 13, 1934

Tuberculosis in the Child and the Adult: A Discussion of Pathologic Anatomy, Pathologic Physiology, Immunology, Diagnosis and Treatment

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By Francis Marion Pottenger, A.M., M.D., LL.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine (Department of Chest) University of Southern California, the School of Medicine. Cloth. Price, $8.50. Pp. 611, with 85 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(15):1177. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750410067033

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Abstract

This book is recommended to students and practitioners. In it is assembled all present information on the subject of tuberculosis as it affects the child and adult. It is intelligently written, compact and liberally illustrated with roentgenograms and instructive diagrams. Topics of unusual interest are accompanied by references to the American and foreign literature. Much stress throughout the volume is placed on the allergic manifestations of tuberculosis, and the chapters on hypersensitivity, allergy and immunity are developed in great detail. Another hobby of the author's, "The Visceral Neurology of Tuberculosis," unfolds itself at length in an illustrated discussion of the part played by the vegetative nervous system in the production of signs and symptoms commonly seen in this disease. This exposition, showing how various organs of the body are reflexly affected by the action of toxins on the sympathetic nervous system, helps one to understand the pathologic physiology of pulmonary

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