September 1913

Tuberculin in Diagnosis and Treatment.

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By Louis Hamman and Samuel Wolman. D. Appleton & Co., New York and London, 1912.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1913;XII(3):356. doi:10.1001/archinte.1913.00070030113011

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During the last ten years the use of tuberculin in diagnosis and treatment has received wide attention, but so numerous are the preparations of tuberculin now available, so varied their methods of application, and so diversified the views as to the choice of preparation, the value of tuberculin in diagnosis and its place as a curative measure, that it requires much time and accurate knowledge of the voluminous literature to acquaint oneself with the necessary details and current opinions. All this accumulated and valuable knowledge Hamman and Wolman have sifted and arranged, together with their own extensive experience, into a very interesting and exceedingly useful book. The subject is treated from its broadest and most rational aspect, and presented in a thorough and impartial manner.

The book of some three hundred and fifty pages is divided into three parts: the first deals with "The scientific principles underlying the diagnostic and

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