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September 6, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(10):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720100041022

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Tuberculosis Convention at Norderney  The German Tuberculosis Convention at Norderney, June 12-14, awakened interest on the first day through a discussion of the much debated topic "Metabolism and Nutrition in Tuberculous Persons" by Professors Grafe and Wichmann and Dr. Schröder. Professor Herrmannsdorfer of Berlin, who was to have treated the topic from the standpoint of the surgeon, did not appear, which fact was much regretted.Grafe dealt with the metabolism and nutrition of tuberculous patients from the theoretical point of view. He raised many objections to the dietetic procedures advocated by Gerson and Herrmannsdorfer. The marked limitation of the protein intake, as recommended by Gerson, appears to him dangerous. The arguments for the "acid" diet of Herrmannsdorfer and Sauerbruch he does not consider tenable on a theoretical basis.Schröder of Schömberg is opposed to an extensive withdrawal of sodium chloride from the diet in chronic tuberculosis of the lungs and

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