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November 7, 1908

Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Its Complications.

JAMA. 1908;LI(19):1617. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540190055018

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Dr. Bonney's avowed aim is to present a volume for the general practitioner and to produce a work essentially devoted to the clinical phases and practical considerations of pulmonary tuberculosis. We believe that Dr. Bonney has given us one of the best volumes in English on this topic.

About one-eighth of the text is allowed to the etiology, routes of infection and pathology. The remainder of the work is directly clinical and intensely practical, embracing the most detailed description of the modes of onset, symptomatology of the confirmed stage of the disease, the complications, diagnosis and treatment. The physical signs are carefully considered, both in their verbal description and their illustrated exposition by numerous cuts and x-ray photographs.

With a few chapters the subjects of which furnish a good field for strong, elaborate treatment, one feels a little disappointed, as, for instance, those on miliary tuberculosis, tuberculous pleurisy and tuberculous

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