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October 17, 1931

Recent Advances in Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

JAMA. 1931;97(16):1174. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730160056039

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The title of this work is something of a misnomer. The book is more of a compend, concise and meaty. There may be those who will not entirely agree with the author's views in every respect, but the little volume is no worse for that. It contains in brief form about all that there is to be said with regard to the treatment of tuberculosis of the lungs. It is to be regretted, perhaps, that recent German authors were not mentioned in the section on pathology. It would be interesting, for instance, to know what an Englishman such as Burrell would have to say regarding the "schub theorie" of the advance of disease (tuberculous). "Sanocrysin" receives attention to the extent of nine pages. It will be remembered that this gold preparation has been condemned by various authorities in the United States in the face of carefully prepared reports by responsible

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