January 1956

Lehrbuch der Tuberkulose des Kindes und des Jugendlichen. Ed. 2.

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By Werner Catel. Price, 66 Deutsche marks. Pp. 501, with 147 illustrations. Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Herdweg 63, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(1):87. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020089019

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This is an exhaustive and up-to-date book on tuberculosis in children and adolescents, based on extensive clinical and experimental studies by the author. There is a complete review of all aspects of tuberculosis, and the material is concisely and clearly presented. There are chapters on anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract, on immunology, on the influence of constitution and climate. A very informative section deals with the primary complex and its complications. Under the heading "generalization," the author discusses miliary tuberculosis and tuberculosis of the skin, the serous membranes, bones, joints, genitourinary tract, and central nervous system. The following chapter deals with the "tertiary" stage.

An excellent discussion is devoted to the differential diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes and x-ray findings of lungs, bones, and joints. Next comes a section on active immunization. The author agrees with Wallgren and others that BCG immunization is apparently efficient in preventing miliary

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