Book Reviews
April 1950

Recent Advances in Respiratory Tuberculosis.

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Fourth edition. By Frederick R. Heaf, M.D., and N. Lloyd Rusby, M.D. Price, $5.50. Pp. 290, with 7 illustrations, 3 plates and 21 sketches. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(4):771. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010786018

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Three previous editions of this book (1929, 1931 and 1937) were written by Dr. L. S. T. Burrell, of London, now deceased. The present authors reside in London; hence the context is largely concerned with British experiences in respiratory tuberculosis. As in most scientific publications emanating from the British Isles, the material is concisely and clearly presented. It deals, for the most part, with a review of present day methods for control of tuberculosis as the disease occurs in the adult. Four of the fourteen chapters discuss treatment, including chemotherapy, artificial pneumothorax and the various surgical procedures for inducing collapse therapy. The chapter on rehabilitation is especially interesting. General practitioners, internists, public health officials and specialists in surgery of the chest will find much helpful information in this book. References are appended to each chapter.

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