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February 13, 1926

Die Lungentuberkulose, ihre Pathogenese, Diagnostik und Behandlung.

JAMA. 1926;86(7):507. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670330051028

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At a time when German medical literature is flooded with new tuberculosis remedies, and the young general practitioner must wade helplessly in a turmoil of bizarre therapeutic innovations, it is a pleasure to see that a veteran in the field may come through the welter uncontaminated. Klemperer's third edition is a sane compilation, the chief value of which lies in the conservatism with which the new remedies are treated. The author has no new system of his own to offer, nor does he champion the system of some one else. Nearly half the book is devoted to the treatment of tuberculosis in all its branches. Hygienic and dietetic management is considered of first importance. Brehmer's rule still holds: "Well people sit down when they are tired; consumptives sit down so that they won't become tired." Klemperer believes also in the basic soundness of tuberculin therapy, but fails to see that

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