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August 1941

Age Morphology of Primary Tubercles.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(2):470. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000140241016

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In a beautifully illustrated monograph, Sweany has traced the course of tuberculous disease in the body and has made a definite contribution concerning the pathogenesis of tuberculous lesions, with particular reference to primary tubercles. The author himself calls attention to the fact that the results of his study may be applied most suitably to work with patients who have active tuberculosis or to postmortem study in cases of the disease which terminate fatally. Such a restriction merely emphasizes the direction for the application of the results; it does not invalidate the conclusions to any important degree. Particularly to be recommended are the methods of postmortem roentgenologic examination of the lungs and of subsequent gross and microscopic study. A useful, and apparently new, method of recording in schematic form the important data concerning the contact and the clinical histories is used throughout the factual portion of the text. Only about 20

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