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October 21, 1939

Lungenabszess und Lungenabszedierungen im Kindesalter

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Von Dr. med. Sotirios Roufogalis. Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. med. F. Goebel, Direktor der Kinderklinik der Medizin. Akademie, Düsseldorf. Paper. Price, 16.50 marks. Pp. 166, with 37 illustrations. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1939.

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420065029

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Pulmonary abscess in the opinion of Professor Goebel, who writes the introduction, has received little attention in the pediatric literature (German), which he notes is in marked contrast to the extensive consideration given the subject in the literature of surgery and internal medicine, and this literature is concerned largely with the disease as seen in the adult. The generally accepted causes of pulmonary abscess are considered impartially; in fact all through the monograph the author presents data and elaborates their bearings on the problems, with no attempt at empasizing his own point of view, which is that of a pediatrician. Tonsillectomy is noted as a rather frequent cause of pulmonary abscess, though at one time it was thought to be a rare or, in Germany, a nonexistent etiologic factor in this disease. Diagnosis is chiefly by the x-rays, though the physical signs are clearly and carefully stated. In treatment the

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