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In the preface of this symposium on tuberculosis the ideals of Dr. Carlos A. Bruchman, senator and physician, are set forth. He conceived the idea of an institution in Buenos Aires the aim of which would be the study of tuberculosis not in general but as found in that community. He felt that such an institution should study the problems of tuberculosis with special reference to the particular social strata, geographic location, habits, foods and racial admixtures found in that particular community. He aptly expressed himself by saying "not tuberculosis in general but our tuberculosis" should be studied.
The fruit of his idea is this initial volume covering the years 1934 and 1935. Under the direction of Prof. Roque A. Izzo this first volume deals with the problems of tuberculosis found in the center. There are a considerable number of case reports, and these do not lack for illustrations of
Anales del centro de investigaciones tisiologicas.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(3):560. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170190195016