September 1933

The Child and the Tuberculosis Problem.

Author Affiliations

By J. Arthur Myers, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Minnesota; Chief of Medical Staff, Lymanhurst School for Tuberculous Children. With an introduction by William P. Shepard, M.D., F.A.P.H.A., Welfare Director, Western Division, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 230, with 21 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;52(3):494. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00160030155013

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Myers reemphasizes the relative importance of tuberculous infection in childhood. He does this in such a way that any layman who is interested in the welfare of the community can understand the source of infection, the accepted means of diagnosis and the essentials in prevention and treatment. The problem of tuberculosis is so bound up with social and economic difficulties that progress in the solution of this problem can be hoped for when every nurse, every social worker and most fathers and mothers are familiar with at least the main facts of this all too common disease.

While the subject is covered in all its various aspects and furnishes an excellent guide, particularly to parents and teachers, one feels a rather wide gap between that part which deals with infection and diagnosis and the relatively emphasized institutional treatment. It has been true in the past, and will probably continue to

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