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May 8, 1937

Grundlagen einer neuen Therapieforschung der Tuberkulose

JAMA. 1937;108(19):1672. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190088027

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Although great strides have been made in the treatment of tuberculosis by the various methods of collapse therapy, there are a great number of cases, unfortunately, in which collapse therapy cannot be satisfactorily induced. With this in mind, the authors reconsidered the possibility of some other method of therapy whereby some form of medication could be administered which, by reaching the tuberculous focus through the blood stream, directly or indirectly, could favorably affect the tuberculous infection. To be effective, such a medicament must be able to reach the tuberculous focus. In view of the previous conception of the tuberculous focus as being an avascular structure, the writers conducted a series of experiments to verify or negate this conception. It is of the results of these experiments that this book treats. The first part of the book, by Pfaff, contains an excellent description of the anatomy and physiology of the lung,

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