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April 4, 1942

The Story of Clinical Pulmonary Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1942;118(14):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830140091032

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For approximately two decades Dr. Lawrason Brown was regarded as the dean of authorities on clinical pulmonary tuberculosis in this country. Large numbers of tuberculous patients used his book entitled Rules for Recovery from Tuberculosis almost as their Bible. Medical audiences throughout the country listened to his addresses, and those who were fortunate enough to attend the Trudeau School of Tuberculosis reveled in his inspiring lectures on the history of clinical pulmonary tuberculosis. This new book will be heartily welcomed by the members of these various groups and by many other readers. The historical material presented is authentic, and Dr. Brown's own views and opinions are of great value, since he was a physician of unusually good judgment. It is particularly fitting that Dr. Homer L. Sampson should have contributed the chapter on x-rays, since it was he who was called almost from his bed as a patient in the

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