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Book Reviews
October 1927


Am J Dis Child. 1927;34(4):713-714. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130220191020

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This book is appearing in the second edition, but for the first time as a separate monograph. The first edition, occurring as part of the "Handbuch der Tuberkulose," left many discrepancies which have been largely eliminated through enlargement and revision, and in consequence, this book will undoubtedly take its place as one of the best works available on tuberculosis of childhood.

It contains a most excellent discussion on immunity and the modes of infection, and compares the conclusions arrived at from clinical and anatomic studies on tuberculous children with those observed in experimental animals. The clinical diagnosis takes up first the constitutional symptoms, and then the special phases under the familiar heading: primary, secondary and tertiary forms of tuberculosis. The section on treatment has been brought up to date through the inclusion of chapters on artificial pneumothorax, heliotherapy and nonspecific protein therapy.

Despite the general excellence of the monograph, two

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