This inexpensive volume portrays the modern conception of the various forms of tuberculosis in a concise and practical manner. Brief introductory discussions of the tubercle bacillus and methods and routes of human infection with this organism are followed by more comprehensive considerations of the pathogenesis and pathology of tuberculosis, not only of the primary complex, but also of post-primary, intrapulmonary and extrapulmonary stages of the disease. The clinical features, diagnosis and methods of treatment of various types of tuberculosis as seen in infants, children and adults are ably discussed in a conservative manner.
Other topics that are treated in the text include the reaction to tuberculin and tuberculo-immunity, pregnancy and tuberculosis and the nontuberculous conditions which must be considered in differential diagnosis. Forty-six illustrations are shown, of which thirty-eight are reproductions of x-ray films, portraying various forms of pulmonary tuberculosis particularly.
An instructive and ingenious schematic representation of the evolution