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November 12, 1938

Die Grundlagen der neuzeitlichen Tuberkulosetherapie im Rahmen der allgemeinen Therapie innerer Erkrankungen

JAMA. 1938;111(20):1875. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790460069035

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The author discusses the treatment of tuberculosis in comparison with the development of medicine as a whole and divides tuberculosis therapy into five stages: (1) therapeutic methods on the basis of organic pathologic studies of the morbid course; (2) therapeutic methods on the basis of a single cause; (3) therapeutic methods on the basis of a pathologic-physiologic method of consideration; (4) the influence on tuberculosis therapy of functional-pathologic methods of consideration; (5) social and psychologic therapy of the tuberculous. This work has a bibliography but there are no illustrations. The presentation is a very general one and does not contain any particularly new material.

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