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The attention of the profession having been quite generally called, of late, to the serum treatment of tuberculosis and some rather glowing reports having been made I desire to add my conclusions, drawn from a limited number of cases. Through the courtesy of the John T. Milliken Co., I was early provided with their antiphthisic serum T.R. (Fisch), which has been described in previous papers published in the Journal. I confess to have entered upon the treatment of tuberculosis with this serum with much confidence. The great value of antitoxin in the treatment of diphtheria inspired the hope that a serum for tuberculosis would prove equally effective. How well this confidence was placed must be judged from the following cases:
—C. E. M., aged 40, first consulted me Oct. 26, 1895, and gave the following history: He had la grippe in 1894, after which his cough, which had
WAXHAM FE. REPORT OF CASES OF TUBERCULOSIS TREATED WITH ANTIPHTHISIC SERUM T.R. (FISCH).. JAMA. 1898;XXX(12):643-646. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440640011003a