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October 29, 1949

Les symptômes de la tuberculose pulmonaire et de ses complications: Clinique, physiologie pathologique, thérapeutique

JAMA. 1949;141(9):632. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910090058030

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Abstract

The first edition of this book was published in 1943. It was thoroughly revised and enlarged by about 400 pages for the 1949 edition. It is an authoritative and extensive presentation (983 pages) of the symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis and its complications. The book contains fifty chapters grouped into three parts. The first, consisting of eighteen chapters, is devoted to functional symptoms. Cough with reference to cause, treatment and other aspects is discussed in 22 pages. Another chapter is limited to expectorations, including various types of examination of sputum. Four entire chapters deal with blood spitting and frank hemorrhage. Whole chapters are given to voice disturbances and chest pains. Dyspnea and its various aspects are presented in six chapters, consisting of 123 pages. All causes and therapeutic procedures are included.

Part II, on general symptoms, consists of eleven chapters on such subjects as cyanosis, fever, sweat and weight loss. Part

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