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October 3, 1914

The Early Diagnosis OF Tubercle.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(14):1225. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570140079037

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This is a highly instructive addition to the literature of tuberculosis. It deals with the recognition of incipient symptoms, chest signs and complications, and considers in minute detail the recognition of the earliest ravages of the disease. The summary after each discussion is helpful in fixing the points in the memory. Exhaustive chapters on special diagnostic tests (especially roentgenography) are great helps. The uses of tuberculin for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes are definitely stated and should be an aid to the general practitioner in confirming other signs and symptoms. Part 2 concerns itself with tuberculosis in children and with infection of the thoracic glands and hilum. The same procedure for proper diagnosis is pursued as in the first part of the book, and some statistics are added as to the occurrence of this lesion, which is perhaps the earliest stage of lung tubercle in childhood. The temperature as a guide

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