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The present day conception of bone and joint tuberculosis is the result of a gradual evolution of ideas on this subject. Skeletal tuberculosis is now considered one manifestation of a tuberculous infection which has other foci elsewhere in the body. This conception brings this form of the disease into closer connection with the field of work of the internist.
Medical men hence will be particularly interested in the earlier chapters of Mr. Girdlestone's book in which the author discusses these relations of skeletal tuberculosis to tuberculosis in other situations. The sections on the diagnosis of bone and joint tuberculosis will
Tuberculosis of the Bone and Joint.. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1293. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1293
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1293.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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