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December 3, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(23):1941-1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690230025008

If definitely proved unilateral renal tuberculosis, in which the universally accepted treatment is surgical, is excluded from consideration, there is left a large percentage of cases of genito-urinary tuberculosis for which some treatment that offers promise of palliation or clinical relief and hope for an arrest or cure may be sought. It is now widely known among both the profession and the general public that heliotherapy stands out prominently as offering that promise or hope. In fact, this is so well known that I have seen patient after patient suffering from both pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, who has been advised by the home physician to come to Tucson, get out in the open, take plenty of fresh air and an abundance of rich food, get lots of sunshine, and stay away from physicians unless something develops which requires medical attention. It is not at all uncommon to see patients who

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