The great responsibility in treating tuberculosis, the author believes, rests on the general practitioner: that many cases are not hopeless, even though advanced, that institutional treatment is not the only effective method, and that careful home treatment is productive of practically the same improvement and ultimate results as institutional treatment. In discussing the clinical aspects, Fishberg emphasizes the constitutional symptoms. He gives attention both to bacteriology and to serology, as well as to the roentgen ray as aids to diagnosis; but the main reliance is placed on physical findings.
The treatment which he recommends is based on his own practice, and since it is in this particular phase of the subject that most men are interested, it may be well to recapitulate some of the views advanced. He lays considerable stress on air, food and psychic influences. A chapter is devoted to the open air treatment, in which, with diagrams