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Like the preceding six volumes, this (the seventh) volume of the collected studies of the Centro de Investigaciones tisiológicas consists of a group of papers and monographs on thoracic conditions. Although some of the work is of a high order, it would be expecting too much to have every study a classic. The monograph on constitution and tuberculosis is one of the best reviews on the subject and is supported by a worthy original study. There is little doubt left in the reader's mind that some genotypic (hereditary) aspects of constitution determine whether certain patients, such as the "heavy-set" and "elongated" types, present different reactions to the tubercle bacillus, with different prognoses. The former is found to have a good prognosis and the latter a bad one, a distinction conforming to wide clinical experience. There are also different reactions in different races and ages of people to tuberculous infection, although
Publicaciones del centro investigaciones tisiológicas.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(5):397-398. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210350143020