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August 28, 1948

Phtisiologie infantile

JAMA. 1948;137(18):1638. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890520070030

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This well prepared French volume is compiled on the basis of the author's extensive personal experiences, as well as those of his teachers, colleagues and predecessors. It comprises seven major parts under the titles Generalities, the Clinic, Diagnosis, Medical Treatment, Pneumothorax and Collapse Therapies, Surgical Treatment, and Hygiene and Prophylaxis. A chapter is devoted to the Ranke evolution of tuberculosis in three stages, and the importance of exogenous and hereditary infection and contagion from man and animal are considered in greater detail. Resistance—racial, age, sex, as well as traumatic and operational —is reviewed. The principal forms seen in the clinic are presented, and the evolution and prognosis given due consideration. Under diagnosis, examination, tuberculin reactions, bacteriologic examination of the sputum, the blood, etc., are reviewed as well as roentgenologic and roentgenoscopic technics and findings. In differential diagnosis, the various types and confusions are elucidated. Air, rest, food, intellectual and biologic

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