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October 22, 1932

Thérapeutique médicale. IV. Poumons et tuberculose.

JAMA. 1932;99(17):1453. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740690063041

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This publication from the chair of therapeutics of the Medical Faculty of Paris, under the editorship of the professor of therapeutics, Maurice Loeper, is divided into two parts. The first deals with nontuberculous diseases of the lungs, the second with pulmonary tuberculosis. In accordance with the general purpose of the series, the subjects are discussed from an essentially practical point of view. It is interesting to contrast the essentially optimistic and relatively uncritical tone prevailing in this typical French publication with the almost nihilistic or at least highly critical attitude of leading German therapeutists. It is also interesting to note the national difference in the conclusion of the French author R. Turpin that "B C G vaccine is an inoffensive and efficacious measure to immunize subjects sensitive to tuberculosis" with the German tendency reflected by Busson that "Calmette's vaccination should be reserved for those children only who, by reason of

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