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Formenkreis der extrapulmonalen hämatogenen Tuberkulose. Handbuch der Tuberkulose. Band IV. Edited by J. Hein, H. Kleinschmidt, and E. Uehlinger. 955 pp, 438 illus. 248 marks. Thieme Verlag, West Germany (Intercontinental Medical Book Corp., 381 Park Ave S, New York 16), 1964
These two volumes on tuberculosis complement each other, for the one in English is on pulmonary tuberculosis and the other, in German, on extrapulmonary hematogenous tuberculosis.
In the preface of the book by Pagel et al, the authors state, "It was the persistent request for the book from developing countries that prompted the publishers and the authors to submit a fourth edition." From this statement it should not be inferred that tuberculosis is a disease of the past in highly developed countries. Even in the United States, beginning in 1963, there has been a definite rise in the incidence of tuberculosis in many of the large urban centers. Dr.
Rosenthal SR. Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Bacteriology, Pathology, Diagnosis, Management, Epidemiology, and Prevention. JAMA. 1965;191(2):148–149. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080020076043
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