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December 22, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2095. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520250049005

Bernard Shaw has written a play entitled "The Doctor's Dilemma," in which we learn that many eminent physicians and surgeons have but little to do.1

The plot revolves about a pathologist who has discovered a vaccine for tuberculosis which, if used with proper regard to the opsonic index, will cure the disease. This mode of treatment is still in the experimental stage, and it has thus far been possible to prepare only enough vaccine for ten cases. These have been carefully selected and are all in St. Ann's Hospital awaiting its application. There is a beautiful lady who would devote her fortune and her years to smoothing the rough path of some man of genius. She haply attains this amiable ambition in being the wife of Dubedat, an artist. (She believes she is his wife; but, as the artist is a complicated rascal, she and the audience are left

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