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June 27, 1914

Tuberculin in Diagnosis and Treatment. A Text-Book of the Specific Diagnosis and Therapy of Tuberculosis, for Practitioners and Students.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(26):2045-2046. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560510043022

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The fact that this book has passed through many editions in the original language speaks for its popularity and for the importance of the subject which it treats. The questions which center around the use of tuberculin are by no means settled, although tuberculin has been before the medical profession for two decades. Whatever may have been presented previously, the views of such men as Bandelier and Roepke cannot fail to be of interest regarding a subject on which they have earned the right to speak with authority. The book deals first with the theoretical considerations affecting the action of tuberculin. The multiplicity of views as to the action of tuberculin and the uncertainty of many of the results of observation and experiment by which such views must be tested render a clear account of these matters extremely difficult. The authors have in general accepted the views of Wassermann and

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