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May 28, 1927

Laryngeal Tuberculosis.

JAMA. 1927;88(22):1753. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680480063041

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Abstract

This book deals with the laryngeal involvement that is a common complication of pulmonary tuberculosis. After noting the historical aspect of the condition as it occurs in literature, the author discusses the fact that tuberculosis of the larynx is practically always secondary to tuberculosis of the lungs. True, some one occasionally describes cases of supposed primary tuberculosis of the larynx, but they are so rare as to be practically nonexistent. The prophylaxis is then considered and the author states that "it is almost if not quite impossible to prevent laryngeal tuberculosis in the majority of patients suffering with advanced pulmonary tuberculosis." The various changes, such as asthenia, hyperemia, infiltration, tuberculoma, ulceration, edema and perichondritis, are considered, and many beautiful and highly instructive illustrations accompany the text and practically show the tissues as they were found. The whole work is nicely done, and the pictures are of great value to the

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