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June 21, 1890

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(25):911-912. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410250031010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)

Alimentation in the Treatment of Phthisis—How to cure Obesity—How to render Corrosive Sublimate almost Inoffensive—Blenorrhagic Arthropathy.

In the Journal de la Santé Dr. Solis-Cohen has published an interesting article on alimentation in the treatment of pulmonary phthisis. The author recommends that the precept of Niemeyer should be followed, in that tuberculosis is the danger of phthisis. Once the malady is recognized we should combat the troubles of nutrition, which favored and probably preceded the invasion of the tissues by the bacillus. Consumption in tuberculous subjects is a malady of nutrition. that heredity, hygienic conditions, etc., play a great rôle in its development. The author considers the microbicide treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis as secondary and symptomatic. Considering that defective nutrition is the true cause of the development of tuberculosis, he says that a rational treatment should consist in hygienic and medical measures directed against the failure of

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