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December 26, 1931


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Béziers, Hérault, France

JAMA. 1931;97(26):1981-1982. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730260047028

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To the Editor:  —I was surprised in reading the review given in The Journal (October 17, p. 1174) on my book "Les poisons du bacille tuberculeux et les réactions cellulaires et humorales dans la tuberculose: Esquisse d'une conception nouvelle des processus pathogéniques de la tuberculose." The reviewer wrote: "Unfortunately the author has overlooked much of the American literature since 1928 and has thereby missed an immense amount of material germane to his subject.... The book will be useful in France in supplementing Calmette's comprehensive work on tuberculosis but will be superfluous to the American physician who has access to numerous reviews of this subject in American publications."If the reviewer had read my book more attentively he could have seen that a large number of references concerning American, French and foreign researches are later than 1928, and that some are even as recent as December, 1930, and January, 1931; for

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