One of the most striking features of tuberculosis is its clinical variation. Thus, if one is given a picture of the amount and kind of anatomical involvement, one can form but little estimation of the probable duration of the infection, its past variations or future possibilities; and one frequently finds that, if to this there be added the results of the general clinical inspection and as accurate an anamnesis as it is possible to obtain, the careful observation of some weeks is further necessary before one feels acquainted with the type of case, which even yet may develop unexpected traits. Intuitively, one may feel indefinite indications which may or may not be subsequently verified. Of course these statements are comparative, and like all such in medicine depend to some extent on the clinical experience and judgment brought to bear on the case; but under any circumstances these considerations
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