This monograph is a practical presentation of almost everything the physician encounters in tuberculosis. The author first treats the disease as an infection and then discusses pathogenesis and pathologic anatomy.
Part I includes a detailed discussion of the necessary steps in diagnosis of tuberculosis of the lungs and pleura. Both the acute and chronic forms of the disease are included. Considerable space is given to primary tuberculosis and its sequelae. The development of primary tuberculosis in young adulthood is given careful consideration. All modern procedures, including the tuberculin test, roentgen inspection and blood studies, are adequately presented. Part II is devoted to the management of the patient by the practicing physician. This contains information concerning general treatment, control of symptoms and treatment of pleural tuberculosis, including spontaneous pneumothorax and collapse therapy. Part III is set apart for extrapulmonary tuberculosis, including that of the lymphatic system, bones, joints, urogenital organs, skin,