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November 27, 1937

Chronic Miliary Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1937;109(22):1842. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480074037

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In this book the authors present 110 cases of chronic miliary tuberculosis selected from the literature and ten additional cases which they are reporting for the first time. All 120 patients lived three months or more after the disease was recognized. Attention is called to Waller's statement in 1845 to the effect that persons suffering from miliary tuberculosis might recover and also to examples which Wunderlich presented in 1860. Since that time numerous cases have been reported but in many the evidence was not found to be sufficient to justify their inclusion in this monograph. The authors present their personal series of ten cases in considerable detail with reference to clinical manifestations, x-ray and laboratory observations and morbid anatomy. Under treatment they state that the disease may heal completely and the patient may remain well. They believe that formerly such patients were given prolonged and unnecessary hospital or sanatorium treatment

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