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August 12, 1911

General Medicine.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(7):581. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080145027

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The greater portion of this volume of the Year-Book Series is taken up with a review of the literature of tuberculosis and the other acute infections of the lungs, pleura and bronchial tubes, and affections of the heart and blood-circulatory system. Most of the remainder is devoted to the physiology and pathology of the ductless glands, and to certain metabolic diseases, as diabetes, gout, obesity and to nephritis. The section on tuberculosis is comprehensive, covering the pulmonary affection in almost every aspect; it indicates that opinion is crystalizing on certain facts regarding the nature and treatment of this disease, one of them being that the infection is general, with its most destructive local manifestation in the lungs; another that sanatorium treatment is the best. In the section on the circulatory system the anatomy and physiology of the heart and vessels, diagnostic methods, and blood-pressure and its significance are well and

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