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November 6, 1937

Le bacille de type bovin dans la tuberculose humaine. Revue de la documentation actuelle

JAMA. 1937;109(19):1570. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780450074033

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This book is a thorough presentation of tuberculosis in the human body produced by the bovine type of tubercle bacillus. The author has included a chapter on the avian bacillus and presents a few cases of disease in man produced by the avian type of bacillus, which have been reported from time to time. This number is so small and the data leading to the diagnosis are so incomplete as to lead one to believe that the avian type of tubercle bacillus produces clinical disease in man only with great rarity. The author has assembled the literature from various parts of the world and has compiled numerous tables. For example, from 221 articles over the past thirty-five years he has collected 17,045 bacteriologic examinations to determine the type of tubercle bacilli. He has also assembled information on 260 observations on pulmonary tuberculosis produced by the bovine type of bacillus. A

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