The title of this book is somewhat misleading. The more so, perhaps, because one associates the name of Lawrason Brown with modern phthisiology and so expects a book written by him to be the story of present day concepts of tuberculosis. Actually, however, the book is the history of clinical pulmonary tuberculosis. It is based on notes which Dr. Brown used in his capacity as lecturer in the Trudeau School of Tuberculosis. Although it had long been his plan to write such a book, his health failed, unfortunately, and he died before he could carry out his intentions. But his wife and his intimate associates joined in completing the task.
One is impressed by the tremendous amount of historical research the author must have done in marshaling his facts. Not only does he mention the names of all the prominent physicians of a period whose writings and words contributed to