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October 13, 1906

Pneumonite Crupale con speciale Riguardo alla sua cura.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(15):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520150070022

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This little monograph on pneumonia, a disease which in this country, at least, has become one of the chief causes of mortality, we take to be the most recent statement of the current Italian view on the subject. The author says in his introduction that as a practical physician he has laid down what would seem to him the most rational principles of treatment and the methods which have given him the best results. He has also reviewed more or less extensively the facts as to the etiology, pathology, anatomy, symptomatology, etc., of the disease, and it may be taken as—for its size—a fairly exhaustive and critical discussion of the subject. Serafini holds that in the greater number of the cases the pneumoeoccus of Fraenkel is the responsible germ, the others being effective in smaller proportions The contagion of the disease is recognized, though the importance of conditions affecting resistance

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