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December 30, 1933

Diagnostik und Therapie der Lungen- und Kehlkopftuberkulose.

JAMA. 1933;101(27):2142. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740520052035

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The subject of tuberculosis, like the politics of the day, is undergoing a rapid and striking change and the present edition is practically a new book. After thirty-five pages devoted to pathogenesis and pathology, similar space is allotted to childhood tuberculosis. Physical, radiologic and bacteriologic diagnosis is well discussed. The exudative and productive types of pulmonary tuberculosis as well as hematogenous tuberculosis are described. To treatment, 100 pages is assigned. Specific therapy, chemotherapy and complications have ample sections given them. Laryngeal tuberculosis is discussed satisfactorily in seventeen pages. The section on intestinal tuberculosis is not satisfactory. The psychology of the consumptive is fully discussed. The use of alcohol in treatment is mentioned, and one learns that the author does not advocate its use except for the usual extreme conditions. The Gerson-Sauerbruch-Hermannsdorfer diet is given, and some discussion of gold treatment, to which Ulrici is neutral or mildly opposed. It is

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