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September 26, 1931

Die Chirurgie der Tuberkulose.

JAMA. 1931;97(13):952. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730130056033

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This represents a complete compilation of surgery applied to tuberculosis in all parts of the body, with the exception of the skin, the nasal mucous membrane, the ears, the eyes, and some parts of the female genital tract. A further publication is promised which will contain chapters on bacteriologic investigations, tuberculosis and trauma, tuberculosis and carcinoma, and tuberculosis and pregnancy. A chapter included in the present work reviews the salt-free diet advocated by Sauerbruch-Herrmannsdorfer-Gerson. The experience of the authors with 145 patients, of whom 40 per cent had multiple tuberculous lesions in the bones, joints and soft parts, observed over a period of two years, is distinctly favorable to this method of treatment. It is emphasized, however, that special culinary organizations are necessary.

This book is divided into twelve chapters and in each the history of the disorder described is reviewed, the diagnosis is discussed, the treatment and the operations

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