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April 23, 1910

The Open-air or Sanatorium Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(17):1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550430044016

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Dr. Walters has been connected with sanatoriums for consumptives in England for many years and writes this book from abundant experience. There is nothing new in it, but it contains an excellent and full account of what is to-day regarded as the best treatment for tuberculosis of the lungs. It can be heartily commended. If it is to be criticized at all it is because the author has combined two books in one cover, or rather one book and a supplement, for they cannot be read apart. The first half is intended for patients and laymen interested in the subject, as well as for medical men, and the last part for medical men more especially. This causes the consideration of most topics twice in a way which is not agreeable to the reader. Much of the matter in the last part could have been incorporated in the first with advantage

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