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April 15, 1933

The Child and the Tuberculosis Problem.

JAMA. 1933;100(15):1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740150060031

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This small volume, although intended for parents and the public, may be highly recommended for public health officers, nurses, social service workers, and even general practitioners of medicine. It is a high grade primer on childhood tuberculosis. A pointed summary at the end of each chapter, pertinent case histories, and vividly depicted black and white silhouette illustrations of family infections of tuberculosis all serve well for emphasis. There are few people who have followed childhood infection over a longer period than Dr. Myers, and for this reason he is amply experienced to discuss the epidemiologic and clinical aspects of the disease in children or the relation of the child to the tuberculosis problem. Although certain statements may not conform to recent developments in the bacteriology, pathology and pathogenesis of tuberculosis, and certain conclusions concerning controversial subjects may be premature, the chief message of guarding the young from infection and caring

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