Series of Lectures on Tuberculosis; Delivered Before the Robert Koch Society for the Study of Tuberculosis from September 28, 1916 to April 26, 1917

Series of Lectures on Tuberculosis; Delivered Before the Robert Koch Society for the Study of Tuberculosis from September 28, 1916 to April 26, 1917

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...study would give something on which to base a diagnosis. With this in mind, four procedures were carried out: (1) a detailed history was taken by our Social Service nurse, who went to the patient's home and obtained all possible information; (2) a careful physical examination was made and charted; (3) a Roentgen-ray picture was made; (4) an intercutaneous tuberculin test was given. The work, I am sorry to say, was interrupted. But I have the records for twenty-four infants less than eighteen months old. History. The importance of taking a careful history of infants suspected of tuberculosis cannot be overestimated. Again and again in the literature of tuberculosis we find statistics showing the frequency of tuberculous infection in the family. Wallgren found that in fifteen per cent. of tuberculous children there was a history of exposure in the family before the child was five years old; that of one hundred tuberculous persons one or both parents had been tuberculous in twenty-seven per cent. of the cases, a brother or sister in six per cent., and other relatives in eleven per cent. The history must include not only parents and relatives but every body who comes in close contact with the child. The infant's environment is limited, so this can be done more easily than with the adult. Careful questioning may elicit that a boarder or roomer may have had a chronic cough, or that a nurse who later developed tuberculosis had taken care of the infant, or that a member of the family previously occupying the house had been tuberculous. In my series of cases there was a history of direct contact with tuberculosis in 11, or 47% of the cases. In five cases the mother had died of tuberculosis; in two she was suffering from the disease at the time of...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236570901
  • 9781236570901