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This monograph is the first of a series on tuberculosis consisting, according to announcement, of seven others under Bernard's direction, but written jointly with him or independently by other representative French authorities. At the outset, therefore, the inherent faults and virtues of a monographic series may be expected. The faults are usually a lack of balance; they are overemphasized in some respects and understressed in others. They have the advantage of imparting only the latest information and concepts of the subject.
In this first volume, Bernard has brought into a small paperbound book form the essence of his rich and varied clinical experiences in tuberculosis, and, to the author's credit, he makes little further claim. It is a work of the first magnitude as a strictly clinical (and x-ray) treatise. It consists of twelve chapters, each of which was no doubt prepared for a class lecture.
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Les débuts et les arrêts de la tuberculose pulmonaire.. JAMA. 1932;98(18):1590–1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730440070033