December 13, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(24):877-879. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410500033013

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Prof. Koch and his reported cure for Consumption—The Tortoise Field Hospital Equipment— Medicinal Rings—Hydro-chlorate of Glutin-Peptone —Miscellaneous Gleanings.

Professor Koch's reported cure for consumption arouses intense interest and expectation in the Teutonic medical world. After long experiments Dr. Koch has so far perfected the discovery that he will give a full account of his method in a public lecture at the December meeting of the Berlin Medical Association. He does not expect to cure patients in an advanced state of the disease, because other parasites have then attacked the lungs while his remedy only kills the tuberculosis bacillus. But he is certain of success in the early stages, his process being curative, not preventive, like vaccination, although it resembles the latter process by lymph being injected under the skin. Eight persons are now undergoing the cure at a Berlin hospital. The Government will establish a Bacteriological

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