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June 1908

THE USE AND THE VALUE OF TUBERCULIN IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1908;I(V):443-484. doi:10.1001/archinte.1908.00050040002001
Abstract

In the last ten years the literature on the diagnostic use of tuberculin has been enriched by a large number of important and exhaustive contributions,1 and we are now in a position to pass at least a temporary judgment on the value and the shortcomings of the method. After the first few years of extensive application of tuberculin following its introduction in 18902 its use in diagnosis was largely abandoned when in treatment it had proved not only valueless but harmful.3 The tuberculin revival, in the midst of which we are at present, is an outcome of the modern sanitarium movement, the ever-increasing demand for earlier and earlier diagnosis being the motive and abundant material and convenience for careful observation the opportunity. Bridging the two periods is the work of a few such enthusiasts as Trudeau, Fraenkel, Spengler, Petruschky, Möller and others who kept

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