F. M. POTTENGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Our conception of tuberculosis has been subject to vast changes since Villemin proved the transmissibility of the disease and Koch revealed the cause of infection.
The pathology of tuberculosis received a clarifying and purifying touch when the discovery of the bacillus showed the unity of all tuberculous processes; and again, when Koch showed that sensitization of tissue cells plays a part in every infection. When the meaning of these two important facts was comprehended we were ready to define the pathologic changes which take place at the site of infection as the reaction of the tissues to the presence of
POTTENGER FM. PROLIFERATIVE AND EXUDATIVE TUBERCULOSIS WITH REFERENCE TO THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE VARIOUS FRACTIONS DERIVED FROM THE TUBERCLE BACILLUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:123–128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-2-123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(2):123-128.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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