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PHTHISIS PULMONALIS AND OTHER FORMS OF INTRATHORACIC TUBERCULOSIS

W. A. GEKLER, M.D.
Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1917;XX(1):32-55. doi:10.1001/archinte.1917.00090010047004.
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In studying a large material such as is available at the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, one is struck by the fact that intrathoracic tuberculosis does not always manifest itself in the same manner. There come to mind a number of questions regarding the pathology and genesis of these different types of tuberculosis. It is the aim of this paper to present answers to some of these questions. This work is based on Roentgen-ray examinations of over 600 patients, with all forms of tuberculosis, and clinical and laboratory observation of over 2,500 such cases.

BRONCHIAL GLAND TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN  Chronologically, the earliest tuberculosis encountered is the bronchial gland tuberculosis of children. There are constantly in our institution over 100 children under the age of 14 who present practically every type of pulmonary tuberculosis occurring in these ages. The classical work of Ghon1 on the primary tuberculosis of children has been of great

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