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September 8, 1923

The Chemistry of Tuberculosis. A Compilation and Critical Review of Existing Knowledge of the Chemistry of the Tubercle Bacillus and Its Products; The Chemical Changes and Processes in the Host; The Chemical Aspects of the Treatment of Tuberculosis.

JAMA. 1923;81(10):852-853. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650100060041

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Since the organization of the O. S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute in 1911, a special group has been devoting itself to the study of the chemical aspects of tuberculosis and related problems. As pointed out by the authors, the last complete review of the literature appears to be that published by Ott, in 1903; but by far the most extensive studies of the chemical factors in this disease have been made since that period. In these original researches, all of the authors of the present volume have had a prominent part. Section I, by Esmond R. Long, is devoted to the chemistry of acid-fast bacteria. The presentation is brief but adequate, and each of the sections is summarized in a well written recapitulation. The second part of the book, by Prof. H. G. Wells, concerns the chemical changes in the tuberculous host. The author's well known book, "Chemical Pathology," is

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