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June 11, 1938

Therapie der Tuberkulose

JAMA. 1938;110(24):2030-2031. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790240054031

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The contributions of investigators of tuberculosis during the past decade has reflected itself in new views on therapy, especially the view that tuberculosis is not a disease of an individual organ or organ system but of the organism as a whole, which has led to the necessity for treating the tuberculous human being. The desire of the practitioner to possess such an encompassing summary, which even the specialist of best intentions cannot keep abreast of today because of the extensiveness of the field, inspired these volumes. The first volume concerns itself with the general problems, the second with special fields of tuberculosis therapy. Collaborators from many different countries have made the volumes diversified and added materially to their value. A critical sketch of therapy in modern times is presented as the introduction by the master of therapy in tuberculosis, Prof. Albert Fraenkel of Heidelberg. Modern phthisiology and phthisiotherapy are characterized

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