August 1955

Die Tuberkulose in der ärztlichen Praxis.

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By Dr. Med. A. Wernli-Haessig. Price, $5.55. Pp. 154, with 52 illustrations and 7 tables. S. Karger, Holbeinstrasse 22, Basel, Switzerland; 215 Fourth Ave., New York 3, 1954.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(2):283-284. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250130157018

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This book presents eleven papers given at the fifth postgraduate course of the Zurich Kantonal League Against Tuberculosis, in March, 1954.

It is available in the United States through Albert J. Phiebig, P. O. Box 352, White Plains, N. Y.

After an introduction by Wernli-Haessig, the papers deal with superinfection, treatment of the tubercular patient at home, epidemiology, methods of examination, and advancement in the pathological anatomy of tuberculosis of the lungs.

The second half contains new methods of findings, staining, and culturing the tubercle bacillus and discussion of its development of resistance against drugs. This is followed by articles about the tuberculosis problem in patients over 50 years of age, the present state of BCG vaccination, limitations of chemotherapy, indications for the surgical treatment of cavities, and, finally, selected chapters of the history of tuberculosis.

The section about chemotherapy is particularly interesting. It describes in detail the "Schaukel therapy"

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