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October 29, 1938

Die offene Lungentuberkulose bei Kindern und Jugendlichen: Ein Beitrag zur Frage Tuberculose und Konstitution

JAMA. 1938;111(18):1690. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790440084037

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Abstract

In this work the illustrations are mostly made from roentgenograms of chests. The authors have made an extensive study of tuberculosis among children and young adults. They call attention to the dangers of exposure to persons with open tuberculosis with reference to the development of first infections. They report eighty-five deaths from tuberculosis in the entire group under their observation. Only four of these deaths occurred among children under the age of 12 years and only two under the age of 11 years. Thus, their experience with reference to mortality beginning with the development of adolescence and thereafter is very similar to that reported in this country. Much emphasis is placed on other factors than the tubercle bacillus with reference to the development of clinical disease in young adults, for example, such factors as constitution and color of hair. Although many will disagree with the author's conclusions in this respect,

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