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November 18, 1939

Die Tuberkulose als Allgemein-Krankheit

JAMA. 1939;113(21):1906. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800460060031

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This small volume will be of interest to the specialist in tuberculosis but of less concern to the general practitioner and specialist in other diseases, in spite of the fact emphasized by the author, to which exception cannot be taken, that the general manifestations of tuberculosis are such that internists, pediatricians, surgeons and physicians in the specialties should be familiar with them. Liebermeister's book represents a mixture of clear summarizing of accepted facts and an attempt to explain them in a complicated way that will seem unnecessarily confusing to all not versed in the varying terminology built around the phenomenon of allergy. Clinicians with long experience in tuberculosis, in turn, are apt to take frequent exception to the rather glib explanations of variation in the course of tuberculosis in terms of euergy, dysergy and nomergy and to feel that commonly the course does not conform with the diagrams in the

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