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July 1938

Röntgenologische und pathologisch-anatomische Studien über den tuberkulösen Primärkomplex. Acta radiologica, supplement 33.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(1):180. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180120188011

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This work represents a 56 page original contribution to phthisiology. Studies were made of 200 dissections, together with roentgenograms taken during life and after extirpation of the lungs. The material is analyzed for the frequency of occurrence of the primary complex, discrepancies between the clinical Pirquet test and the finding of the primary complex, the localization of the primary complex, the differential diagnosis of primary and additional infection, the visibility of the primary complex in the roentgenogram and other related problems.

The study represents a thorough investigation and supplies direct evidence regarding many controversial topics, for example, the appearance of nontuberculous calcification in the pulmonary fields in the roentgenogram and the differentiation of primary infection and reinfection.

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