Under clinical examination are good presentations of the patient's history and the conventional physical examination. Other phases of the examination are included, such as various methods of searching for tubercle bacilli, including cultural methods and animal inoculation. Several pages are devoted to the study of the patient's blood with reference to sedimentation rate, complement fixation reaction and methods of searching for tubercle bacilli in the blood.
The evolution of tuberculosis in the human body is discussed in its various phases, from the development of the primary complex to its most advanced and destructive phases, including both acute and chronic forms. An especially good chapter is devoted to nontuberculous pulmonary conditions, including cancer, syphilis, tularemia, psittacosis, bronchiectasis, cystic disease and sarcoidosis. Four pages are devoted to allergy in tuberculosis.
The second section of this book includes treatment. Various preparations, such as calcium, copper, gold, tuberculin, sulfonamide compounds and penicillin, are discussed,