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October 28, 1944

The Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1944;126(9):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850440074029

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This timely book by Rich, well qualified by training and experience to present the subject of pathogenesis of tuberculosis, is written clearly and in orderly style. It incorporates the basic factors and principles which influence the occurrence of tuberculous infection or determine its progression or arrest. An analysis within the present limits of our knowledge up to 1940, about the time the bibliography ends, considers the influence of each of those factors on the pathogenesis of the disease. This compilation of the literature brings into a unified whole the basic and interdependent but scattered and isolated facts contributed by bacteriology, immunology, pathology, clinical observation, experimental investigation, epidemiology and genetics. The book is broader than previous treatises on tuberculosis alone and includes an analysis of the basic principles that govern infection and resistance in general. Whenever a stand is taken, it is based on the first hand examination of original papers,

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