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March 1947

Bronconeumonia en la Infancia.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(3):380-381. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020380125016

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This book contains a rather complete review of bronchopneumonia in infancy. It is clearly printed on heavy paper and contains many black and white illustrations, as well as a few in color. The diagrams and photomicrographs are exceptionally clear. A brief history of the subject is given in chapter 1. This is followed in chapters 2 to 18 by competent discussions of the etiologic, bacteriologic, pathologic and clinical features of the condition. There are numerous reproductions of roentgenograms, demonstrating more clearly than usual the extent and location of the pneumonic processes.

The author's observations are based on 468 cases of bronchopneumonia following pertussis, measles, diphtheria and "grippe." He has found repeated transfusions of whole blood to be the most effective treatment, but has not had satisfactory results with sulfonamide compounds. Vaccine therapy has been found ineffective in all types of the disease.

This is undoubtedly a good reference book on

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