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May 1949

Phtisiologie Infantile.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(5):688-689. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040702015

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A monograph of 716 full-sized pages devoted entirely to the subject of tuberculosis in children must, by its extent alone, be a rather complete work, which this book is in most respects. Some of the more recent developments in the field of diagnosis and therapy are, however, not included, and their absence probably calls for a supplement or an early new edition of the book in order to maintain its value for the practicing physician. Pulmonary calcifications due to fungous infections have been reported in increasing number in the more recent literature but are not given consideration in the chapter on differential diagnosis. Much space is devoted to the chapter on therapy, describing several methods which now are almost entirely of historical value alone; the more modern attempts of chemotherapy and antibiotic therapy are unfortunately not included. This is an understandable shortcoming, as the book was probably prepared before the

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