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August 2, 1947

Éducation physique, sports et tuberculose pulmonaire. I. La tuberculose des sportifs. II. La prophylaxie de la tuberculose pulmonaire par les exercices physiques. III. La gymnastique et les sports dans le traitement de la tuberculose pulmonaire

JAMA. 1947;134(14):1207. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880310065029

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Abstract

This volume is devoted to pulmonary tuberculosis as it occurs in persons engaged in physical education and athletics. The author, having been an athlete himself, became interested in this subject, and, having been the physician of several societies of physical education and sports, he had an unusual opportunity to observe tuberculosis among those engaged in these activities. The histories of 207 cases are reported. The author is particularly interested in determining what part athletics plays in the development of pulmonary tuberculosis. This he found extremely difficult. For example, in one person who held a regular position engaged in several sports during his spare time the question was whether his tuberculosis was due to the regular job or to the sports. A boxer who became indignant because he had been defeated in a match began to lose weight, to cough and to develop serious pulmonary tuberculosis. All cases in which tuberculosis

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