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August 31, 1907

Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Its Modern and Specialized Treatment.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(9):797. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530090073025

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To the specialist this book may seem to contain little not already known to him; to the general practitioner, however, it will prove of great value. We differ with the author in his statement that the general practitioner can not treat tuberculosis with success, because he is not qualified to do so. With such a book as this is a guide, the general practitioner will surely be able to treat the disease with a reasonable degree of success if he is possessed of an average amount of diagnostic skill, common sense, tact, etc. The modern treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis is systematically and carefully considered. The importance of rest when there is fever, the true place of exercise, of pulmonary gymnastics and of massage, the necessity of careful attention to the diet and of individualized forced feeding, the beneficial influence of sunshine, fresh air and of suitable climate, all these questions

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