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July 1935

Tuberculosis of the Lymphatic System.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(1):303. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970070312027

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This is a complete clinical presentation of tuberculosis of the lymphatic system, especially as it is encountered in a large clinic for patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The historical summary is of great interest. The anatomic and clinical considerations of disease of the lymph nodes in various parts of the body are well presented. The discussion of the etiology and pathogenesis embraces modern theories, as exemplified in an extensive bibliography. Perhaps it is not to be expected that a surgeon would find time to acquaint himself with all the important literature, and in some respects the portions of the book devoted to pathogenesis are somewhat didactic and superficial. Also, the agency of the bovine bacillus in the causation of tuberculosis in the United States possibly is unduly emphasized. Certainly this applies to the child in the city, as contrasted with the child in the country. On the whole, the book cannot

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