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July 10, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(11):1005. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690290055021

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Urogenital Tuberculosis.  —Several recent publications dealing with the treatment in Sweden of urogenital tuberculosis show how the prognosis remained unchanged for many years until the antibiotic and chemotherapeutic period began to make itself felt from 1948 onwards. In 1952, Beskow published, as a supplement to Acta tuberculosea scandinavica, a survey in which he dealt with a follow-up study of the patients who had undergone nephrectomy for renal tuberculosis in the hospitals of Stockholm in the period 1934 to 1943. This material he compared with material presented at the Scandinavian Surgical Congress in Copenhagen in 1925, when the patients dealt with were treated during the first two decades of the present century. He concluded that, in spite of the great advances in surgery during the period under review, there had been no appreciable improvement with regard to mortality and healing of cystitis and operative wounds in response to nephrectomy and prophesied

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