This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
We opened this book with an intention of glancing through it hastily, and ended in reading it carefully. It has been written in a clear, concise manner, and is so free from technical phrases that it will be easily comprehended by the non-professional reader. Indeed, it is one of the few books written on this subject that can be safely placed in the hands of the patient. Starting with a definition of consumption and a chapter devoted to the function of the lungs, a considerable portion of the work is devoted to the causation, giving the following among other causes: "The tubercle bacillus is an essential factor in the production of tubercular pulmonary consumption. The tubercle bacillus does not become a cause in the production of the tuberculous state, except in a special condition of the human body in what is termed a suitable soil. Persons with a defective respiratory
Consumption: Its Nature, Causes and Prevention; with an outline of the Principles of Treatment, for all classes of readers.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(19):934. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430710036005
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.