January 1954

The Course of Tuberculosis in the Body.

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By Reiner W. Müller. Price, 24 Deutsche marks. Pp. 170, with 55 partly multicolored illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart-0; agent for U. S. A. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):124. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090124022

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The author's experience derives from his connection with a big sanatorium for children in Württemberg, the children's hospitals for tuberculosis of the city of Cologne, and his service during the war in Russia. The object of the genetic analysis in phthisiology is the study of the spatial and temporal sequence of tuberculous changes in man and animal. The differentiation of the type of tubercle bacillus in a given infection, human or bovine or avian, is demanded. The primary infection, the spread of the disease, super infection, and reinfection are detailed, with consideration of the various pathways of spreading and their interrelation. The localizations of the disease in various organ systems and their interrelationships are discussed. The influence of the age of the patient on the disease is portrayed and the influence of the age or, better, duration of the disease on its further course. The regularity in the deposition of

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