Within recent years, many physical agents and various nonspecific protein injections have been advocated in the treatment of cutaneous diseases and in other general morbid conditions. The roentgen rays and ultraviolet light have been employed in many skin diseases and, likewise, in tuberculosis, cancer, leukemia and other diseases. Vaccines, both specific and nonspecific, have been extensively used in many infections. Oil of turpentine has been employed to raise the resisting power of the organism in pyogenic conditions. Autoserum and autoblood injections have been successfully employed in psoriasis and in certain other dermatoses. Many other nonspecific protein injections have been credited with desirable therapeutic effects.
In view of the free employment of these various agencies, we have thought it worth while to endeavor to study the influence of some of them on that relatively little explored field, the enzymes of the body. We have largely limited our investigations to a study
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