By Edward W. Hayes, M.D. Second edition. Price, $3.75. Pp. 220, with 43 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1947.
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The preface of this small volume states that the book is intended for patients, but much of the material would seem to be over the heads of all but highly intellectual patients, and some material is too controversial for anyone but the specialist. Slight inaccuracies also exist with regard to the bacteriology of the disease. In addition, there is a tendency to go out of the way at times to mention certain controversial theories or discussions, as Ornstein's, Dock's and Hruby's, without mentioning other equally or more plausible theories.
There are gems for patients, however, that have been garnered from the experience of an unquestionable master of the art of treating tuberculosis. No better advice for the intellectual patient at least has ever been written. The book goes into details that only experienced physicians (and ex-patients) could know.
In addition to explanations of most phases of the disease, there are
Tuberculosis as It Comes and Goes. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(3):418. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220150128017
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