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May 30, 1891

A REPORT OF THE EXPERIMENTS WITH TUBERCULIN AT THE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL IN CINCINNATI.

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OF CINCINNATI, O.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(22):775-778. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410740019001d

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Abstract

The following is a report of the experiments with tuberculin in the treatment of tuberculosis, carried on in conjunction with Prof. Whittaker at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

The work was begun on January 14th and has been continued up to the present time. Fifteen weeks' experience with the remedy is but a short time during which to gather material that shall give us definite results. This is offered as the result of observation during that time, to be taken for what it is worth.

I shall report only those cases in which the remedy was used systematically as treatment, leaving out the cases in which it was used for diagnostic purposes.

The injection of tuberculin, and nutritious diet and alcohol, constituted the only treatment used.

In all, then, there are twenty-nine cases. Two of these were cases of tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands primarily. As they present many

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