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February 2, 1952

Tuberculosis Among Children and Adults

JAMA. 1952;148(5):415. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930050087029

This volume covers tuberculosis with a completeness that leaves no phase of the disease untouched. It is organized into four principal parts: the first deals with tuberculosis in infancy; the second, with tuberculosis in childhood; the third, with tuberculosis among young adults; and the fourth, with recent progress in tuberculosis control. This takes up more than half of the text. The treatment of the subject gives equal emphasis to the clinical phases of tuberculosis, practical measures for its control, and research efforts to improve therapeutic handling. Extensive attention is given to new methods of treatment, particularly modern surgery and chemotherapy. The book is extensively documented, and each chapter has an excellent summary. The illustrations, including many roentgenograms, are adequate. As a reference book and a guide to the practicing physician, this treatise can be thoroughly recommended.

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