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January 25, 1930


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Urology (James Buchanan Brady Foundation), New York Hospital.

JAMA. 1930;94(4):235-239. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710300007002

Tuberculin has been used in the treatment of urologic tuberculosis for a good many years. Not long after Koch introduced tuberculin it was utilized in the treatment of tuberculosis of the genito-urinary tract. Since then clinical reports and data have accumulated down through the years which differ widely, varying from enthusiasts who believed tuberculin to be a cure to others who were positive that it was without value. Emerging from the mass of statistics and the great amount of work that has been done there is perhaps a discernible trend to the position properly occupied by tuberculin therapy in urologic tuberculosis.

The reports of the results with tuberculin therapy logically divide into three groups. There were those who found it of value, others who were uncertain whether it was effective, and those who believed that it did not have any value.

Among those who believed tuberculin therapy of value, Pardoe

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