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October 23, 1937

Anleitung zur Konstitutionsdiagnostik bei kindlicher Tuberkulose (an Hand von praktischen Beispielen)

JAMA. 1937;109(17):1391. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780430069039

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This monograph contains an introduction devoted to a general discussion of the subject, followed by a detailed description of sixteen cases. The illustrations are mostly reproductions from x-ray films. The author emphasizes the importance of differentiating between nonspecific symptoms among positive tuberculin reacting children with the exudative-lymphatic type of constitution and those which are actually due to tuberculosis. He is of the opinion that a high degree of sensitivity is beneficial to the child and warrants a better prognosis than a low degree of sensitivity. He also emphasizes the fact that children with only the primary complex do not require institutional care. He does not stress the importance of epidemiologic work or the protection of infected children against reinfection with tubercle bacilli.

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