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October 11, 1930

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JAMA. 1930;95(15):1113-1114. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720150053022

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Abstract

The "Interferential" Theory of Treatment of Disease  In an article in the Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift Dr. Mór Turnovszky of Targul Mures, Transylvania, Roumania, brought up the priority of the theory of interferential treatment of disease, a term which originated with him twenty-five years ago, when he published his observations in the same periodical, describing some concrete cases in which an incidental disease affecting the organism cured another already existing disease. He reported cases from his own practice. In one of these an epileptic patient was cured by an attack of typhoid. Another patient similarly got rid of chorea. Therefore a disease can be cured by means of another disease. He called this phenomenon an interference and suggested that other diseases could be cured by interferential diseases. His theory became the target of many attacks. In his book "The Cure of Epilepsy," Professor Sarbo called the interferential theory a true fantasmagoria.

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