October 1955

Tuberculosis in Childhood and Adolescence with Special References to the Pulmonary Forms of the Disease.

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By F. J. Bentley, S. Grzybowski, and B. Benjamin. Price, $5; 30 shillings. Pp. 259, with 67 radiographs. National Association for Prevention of Tuberculosis, Tavistock House North, Tavistock Sq., London W. C. 1, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(4):481. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010483027

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This is a very thought-provoking and interesting report of the authors' experiences in the treatment of tuberculous children at High Wood Hospital, near London. It should prove of great value to the pediatrician interested in tuberculosis because it discusses so many phases of tuberculous disease in children. The great variety of clinical material, the long period of observation in the hospital, and the excellent follow-up (over 90%) make this report outstanding to those interested in the diagnosis and prognosis of tuberculosis in children. To obtain a complete picture of this protean disease in children, it is necessary to study reports from many sources, since the clinical material will vary with the type of hospital. The cases from High Wood include many examples of uncomplicated primary tuberculosis and of forms of tuberculosis such as endobronchial lesions and segmental obstruction which commonly occur during the first six months of the disease but

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