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July 11, 1931

Étude clinique de la tuberculose infantile.

JAMA. 1931;97(2):128-129. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730020056043

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This is a concise, practical account of tuberculosis in infants and children, consisting of an introduction and five chapters covering the subject systematically. Levesque has not ignored the theoretical and laboratory background of the subject. The results of animal experimentation, however, are not universally applicable to human beings. Accordingly, there is no human basis for comparing the primary pulmonary tubercle with the chancre of syphilis on the ground that both lesions appear at the site of primary infection only after a general dissemination with the infecting organism. There is no evidence that the tubercle bacillus tours the host while the anatomic lesion is forming where the organism first made entrance. The author details a clear account of the primary infection and the evolution of the reinfection in later years. He bestows chief credit to his compatriots Parrot, Hutinel and Kuss for the elucidation of the steps in the tuberculization and

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