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October 16, 1937

Der tuberkulöse Primärkomplex im Röntgenbilde: Eine kritische Studie

JAMA. 1937;109(16):1302-1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420062032

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This excellent monograph on the tuberculous primary complex in the roentgenogram points out, in the introduction, that the combat against tuberculosis in children begins with the prevention of infection and therefore must consider following the infected individuals. The greatest significance pertains to the early stage of the disease when the process is limited to the primary complex, which in most cases is situated in the lung. To determine these cases, a periodically repeated tuberculin test and x-ray study are valuable. Physical examination of the lungs in these forms of tuberculosis possess little or no value. Roentgenology is viewed as the pathologic anatomy of the living. The studies reported are concerned with variations of the primary tuberculosis of the lungs (primary complex) in the x-ray examinations. The literature is reviewed from the point of view of (a) the anatomic literature and (b) the roentgenologic literature. In the anatomic review the Küss

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