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October 27, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(17):1303-1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700170067026

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A Bulletin on Tuberculosis  The federation of societies for the promotion of the crusade against tuberculosis in Berlin (Landesversicherungsanstalt Berlin, Reichsversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte, Verband der Krankenkassen Gross-Berlin, Betriebskrankenkassenverband Berlin und Nachbarorte, and the chief bureau of health, Berlin) has forwarded to the physicians the following bulletin on tuberculosis:According to the results of recent researches, grave pulmonary tuberculosis develops frequently not in the usual chronic manner, but begins with inflammatory inspissations (so-called early infiltrates), which are located mainly just beneath the clavicle, whereas the apexes often remain free for some time or may not become involved at all. From these early infiltrates, which occur chiefly in younger persons, there is always a danger (especially if, through central deterioration, cavities are formed) that the infection may spread further. On the other hand, the infiltration foci show usually a good tendency to heal, if suitable measures are employed. Therefore, the earliest possible

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