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TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANCY

TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANCY It is not my purpose in this paper to do more than discuss certain limited aspects of the subject of tuberculosis in the first two years of life. The literature of tuberculosis is so enormous, and appears so complete, that it is difficult to add anything really new to our knowledge of this subject. In looking over the literature I have been impressed with the fact that in many articles the conclusions drawn are not supported by the final proof afforded by postmortem examination. This is true especially in this country, where the difficulty of obtaining permission to make postmortems on infants is so great, that it has been difficult to record observations on even a small series of cases in which final proof was obtained. The new Memorial Building of the Infants' Hospital has been open for nineteen months. During the last nine months of this time the giving http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1916 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110080002001
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Abstract

It is not my purpose in this paper to do more than discuss certain limited aspects of the subject of tuberculosis in the first two years of life. The literature of tuberculosis is so enormous, and appears so complete, that it is difficult to add anything really new to our knowledge of this subject. In looking over the literature I have been impressed with the fact that in many articles the conclusions drawn are not supported by the final proof afforded by postmortem examination. This is true especially in this country, where the difficulty of obtaining permission to make postmortems on infants is so great, that it has been difficult to record observations on even a small series of cases in which final proof was obtained. The new Memorial Building of the Infants' Hospital has been open for nineteen months. During the last nine months of this time the giving

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1916

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