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February 1935

Tuberculosis in the Child and the Adult.

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By Francis Marion Pottenger, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.P., Clinical Professor of Medicine (Department of Chest), University of Southern California School of Medicine; Medical Director, the Pottenger Sanatorium and Clinic for Diseases of the Chest, Monrovia, Calif. Cloth. Price, $8.50. Pp. 590, with 85 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(2):550-551. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970020265026

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Abstract

As the author states, he has discussed in a compact volume the leading facts about tuberculosis as they have been discovered in recent years and as he has interpreted them in his practice, with a view especially to the needs of students and younger practitioners. The development and course of primary tuberculosis according to modern concepts are described. On the moot point of the relative importance of allergy or resistance in overcoming infection Pottenger favors the school of thought which attributes more benefit to allergy than is conceded by many authorities. Much space is given to a consideration of various reflex effects of disease of the lung and the physiologic concepts of visceral neurology. It is to be questioned whether many practitioners will be able to emulate the author's skill in determining minor differences in muscle tone and texture, but at least they can learn his methods. The sections on

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