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Tuberculosis in children

Edwin L. Kendig Jr., MD
JAMA. 1963;185(9):734-735. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060090066034.
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In his foreword, Dr. Arvid Walgren states, "If any American physician is able to write a textbook on tuberculosis in children, it is Edith Lincoln." Almost all physicians who have been interested in tuberculosis in children share that feeling, and this long-awaited book will not disappoint them. It contains everything one needs to know about childhood tuberculosis, and will prove useful to the specialist in tuberculosis and the practitioner who treats children.

This book surveys a follow-up study of 1,000 children with early tuberculous infections and 2,500 with various tuberculous diseases. All of these patients have been seen by Dr. Lincoln during her 30 years of practice and teaching. She has seen the disease when there was no specific treatment and has pioneered in the use of antimicrobial therapy.

There are 21 chapters, including those on epidemiology, diagnostic procedures, and treatment, and one devoted to consideration of each of the


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