Edited by Brian P. Pace, MA, Assistant Editor.
BY PAUL PAQUIN, M.D.
From the very beginning of the application of antitoxins in diphtheria,
tetanus and other infections, it was hoped that it would also be beneficial
in tuberculosis, and to that end many investigators have labored faithfully
in all parts of the world. . . .
In spite of the beneficial effects of climate and other forms of treatment
in vogue, and the vaunted claims of recoveries said to have been produced
by a hundred different processes, there seems to be no doubt that sero-therapy,
being nature's own remedy in infections, is the most promising. None of the
other therapeutic measures used seem to offer so much hope or confidence.
A seventh of the population die from the effects of consumption in one form
or another, and probably four-fifths of this percentage succumb to the disease
affecting the respiratory organs.
HOW WE TREAT CONSUMPTIVES TODAY.. JAMA. 1998;279(5):342N. doi:10.1001/jama.279.5.342