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September 27, 1952

Die Klinik der tuberkulose Erwachsener.

JAMA. 1952;150(4):433. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680040175031

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Wilhelm Neumann's last edition of this book appeared 20 years ago, and the author concluded that a new book had to be based on the newer conceptions of tuberculosis, since the earlier teachings are now in dispute. The author also draws on three years' experiences with streptomycin and points to the addition of Wiesner's pathological-anatomic studies as a basis of clinical diagnosis. The book is presented as a guide for those interested in these studies and as a review of therapeutic possibilities and the differential diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. To this end the numerous illustrations serve a good purpose. The five chapters include discussion of the pathological anatomy of tuberculosis, the course of investigation, forms of pulmonary tuberculosis, the therapy of pulmonary tuberculosis, and differential diagnosis.

This volume, which is in German, has many good features; it is well written, and the illustrations, mostly roentgenograms, are well chosen. The publisher

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