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November 12, 1887

Pulmonary Consumption.

JAMA. 1887;IX(20):640. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400190032018

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The first edition has made this work known to the profession. We can not here describe it with the detail that it deserves. The chapters on pathology are interesting and accurate. These are well illustrated. The colored cuts are admirable, showing the appearance and distribution of tubercle bacilli— the tissues. In connection with the characteristic lesion of tubercular phthisis are described the various secondary changes brought about in the lungs and thorax generally, such as displacement of organs, modification of the shape of the chest, etc. The chapter devoted to the "Predisposing-Causes of Consumption" is also most interesting and instructive. The subject of treatment is considered in chapters, with the following headings: "Prophylactic and Anti-Phthisical;" "Climatic Treatment of Consumption;" "Antipyrexial;" "Palliative Treatment of Consumption;" and "Antiseptic or Bacillicide Treatment." The last chapter, while it covers completely the ground of antiseptic treatment of phthisis, does not furnish us much hope of

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