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As the author correctly states in his preface, "The time seemed ripe for a review of more recent knowledge of the subject, inasmuch as the views held were so conflicting that further pathologic study was required." In order to accomplish this, he studied a large number of microscopic specimens from cases, and the results from various modes of treatment. The section on pathology has much to commend it, and is as thorough as one could wish it. His view "that the trend of modern opinion is away from heredity and toward infection from without in cases of tuberculosis" is one generally accepted. The pathologic studies represent much painstaking labor, and are greatly helped by a large number of excellent microphotographs. The only criticism to be offered is that the descriptions of the photographs are often insufficient. Some radiographs are so poorly reproduced that it would have been better to omit
Joint Tuberculosis.. JAMA. 1911;LVII(12):1004. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090226028