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September 13, 1913

Current Comment

JAMA. 1913;61(11):874-876. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350110056019

THE "FRIEDMANN INSTITUTES"  Once more it should be stated that the so-called Friedmann cure for tuberculosis is utterly discredited. All reliable reports regarding the treatment of patients by Friedmann's method seem to show either that it is actually injurious or else that it is less efficient than other well-known and less dangerous means of treatment. While attention has already been called to the facts, it is worth while again to remind our readers that: 1. Dr. Mannheimer reported on the results of eighteen cases in New York in which the Friedmann "treatment" was used, and stated that in not a single one of the eighteen cases was there definite improvement to date that could be attributed to the "treatment." 2. A committee of some of the foremost physicians of Canada was appointed to watch the patients inoculated by Dr. Friedmann in the Canadian hospitals. These physicians made a similarly unfavorable