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The origin of this treatise is the suggestion of Professor von Franqué to Dr. Sitzenfrey that he should investigate thoroughly the subject of tuberculosis of the placenta with relation to the doctrine of the hereditary character of tuberculosis and the existence of a hereditary predisposition to the disease. The work involved a great deal of investigation and a thorough search of the literature, as is evidenced by the citing of nearly 200 references. The monograph contains 156 pages, with a number of good illustrations. Much new histologic matter is introduced and the general conclusion reached that, although the placentar cases are comparatively few, and although observation indicates that healthy children can be born when the placenta is diseased, nevertheless the rarity with which thorough investigations are carried out on the placenta and the possibility of bacilli reaching the fetus by other channels than the placenta or of their passing through
Die Lehre von der Kongenitalen Tuberkulose mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Placentartuberkulose. JAMA. 1908;LI(24):2083. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540240071028
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