This booklet contains the following chapters: Statistical data, pathology, roentgenogram of the small intestine in normal persons and in persons with tuberculosis, clinical laboratory tests, differential diagnosis and therapeutic and prognostic considerations. An introduction and a rather limited list of references are added.
The author based his data on the observation of 347 patients with intestinal tuberculosis, with special regard to the roentgen and pathologic findings during operations or in postmortem examinations. The role of the lymphatic apparatus in the propagation of intestinal tuberculosis is emphasized. A case of hemorrhagic ulcerative ileitis due to hypersensitivity reaction during the course of tuberculosis is presented. Numerous good photographs show early tuberculous lesions of the intestines. Several pages and pictures are devoted to normal roentgen findings in the intestine and to roentgen study of the tuberculous intestine. There follows a short discussion of hematologic findings and of the stool catalase and Triboulet protein