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January 14, 1939

Pseudo-Tuberculosis in Man

JAMA. 1939;112(2):175-176. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800020081031

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This carefully prepared booklet is edited exceptionally well and includes twelve high grade halftone plates. Each plate contains from four to six individual black and white illustrations of roentgenograms, photographs, photomicrographs or drawings. This English edition is well written and will remain a classic for some time. Twenty-seven pages of appendixes present thirteen detailed reports of Besnier-Boeck's disease and six case reports of ileitis regionalis. The first part of the volume is confined to a consideration of a new chapter in internal medicine, i. e. the story of the visceral localization of the so-called lupus pernio (Bernier, 1889) and the multiple sarcoids of the skin (Boeck, 1899). These disorders, which were considered by most clinicians as cutaneous tuberculids, are not confined to the skin alone and have become of great interest to general medicine, augmented by increased doubt concerning the supposed tuberculous etiology of this group of diseases. Boeck originally

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