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November 21, 1953

Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1953;153(12):1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940290068043

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This handbook, primarily for the student and practitioner, makes no claim for originality of method or material but aims to stimulate sufficient interest in a fascinating subject to encourage further pursuit in postgraduate years. The practitioner may obtain from it an outline of present-day therapeutic measures. More specialized details are omitted. Much of what was taught in 1946 is out of date, and this edition is almost entirely rewritten, with a new section on management of the minimal lesion. Many of the skiagrams are new. The size remains much the same because of condensation and elimination of surgical details to produce a volume convenient to handle. The authors help the student to see pulmonary tuberculosis in good perspective so that he does not get lost in a maze of detail. Although the laboratory phases are a little encumbered by the inclusion of a few obsolete and meaningless features, such as

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