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May 1947

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

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By Moses J. Stone, M.D., and Paul Dufault, M.D. Price, $3.50. Pp. 325, with 93 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(5):584-585. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220110124009

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Abstract

This small volume is remarkable because so much sound information on pulmonary tuberculosis has been condensed into such little space. By the elimination of illustrations, blank pages and bibliography there is only a little more than 200 pages of text; yet practically every field of pulmonary tuberculosis has been clearly, if but briefly, discussed. The authors' claim that "brevity is the byword" is obviously substantiated. Nevertheless, the work is a good textbook and not a compendium. Naturally, such condensation is not to be expected in any work meant for research workers or specialists; the authors state that it is for "students, teachers and all physicians desiring a practical knowledge of the disease." Even for the most highly trained, however, it affords a refreshing review of the important phases of tuberculosis without any "dissertations and controversies."

One of the outstanding educational features is the attempt to correlate clinical and roentgenologic observations

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