May 23, 1891

Die Wirksamkeit des Kochschen Heilmittels gegen Tuberculose.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(21):754. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410730034011

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For some years it has been the custom of the minister of medical affairs in Germany to issue a year book, in which are published the official reports of the directors of different clinics. This volume forms a supplement for the regular volume and contains thirty-three reports of the results obtained with Koch's method up to the close of December, 1890, or about eight weeks' experience—too short a time to come to any conclusion as to the permanent value of the method. The majority of opinions are more or less favorable as to the diagnostic and therapeutic value of the method, but in many instances an opinion is reserved or guardedly expressed. Of 1,010 patients with tuberculosis of the internal organs who were subjected to the treatment, only 13 are said to have recovered, 365 were benefited, 586 remained stationary, and 46 died. Of the 13 cases reported cured, 10

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