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Tuberculosis Among Children and Young Adults.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(4):948-949. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980160228019.
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This book presents a thoroughly modern interpretation of the epidemiologic aspects of tuberculosis and makes a special plea for the cooperation of practicing physicians in the attempt to stamp out this infection. In view of what has been accomplished to date, this is not a utopian hope. Stress is laid on "first infection types" (primary) as contrasted with "reinfection type" (secondary) of tuberculosis. The diagnosis and prognosis of each form are fully illustrated by roentgenograms. The outlined treatment is conservative. Special chapters are included: one on tuberculous meningitis and nontuberculous basal pulmonary disease by C. A. Stewart and one on tuberculous disease of the bones and joints by Paul W. Giessler. The chapter on recent progress of research on tuberculosis will be of great interest to many physicians. There is rather more repetition than usually is found, but possibly Dr. Myers intends by this means to emphasize his basic concepts


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