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February 21, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(8):281-282. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410600029013


Koch's Treatment of Tuberculosis—The late Dr. Baillarger—A French Rejoinder to the Edmunds Bill—Another Cure for Consumption—Death of Baron Haussmann—An Important Legal Pronouncement—Is Cocaine, employed as a Local An-æsthetic, Dangerous?

In this medical centre, as elsewhere, the new remedy for tuberculosis has been, and is being, extensively studied at the various hospitals. In a series of admirable lectures, Professor Cornil has given a faithful account of the results of inoculations on his own patients of the Laënnec Hospital. These results do not differ materially from those recorded by ether observers, if we except the occurrence of albuminuria in certain instances. The dose did not generally exceed 1 milligram, and this commendable caution has been imitated by most operators in Paris. At the St. Louis Hospital a committee of physicians and surgeons has been appointed to report on the effect of the lymph on the various forms of

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