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November 22, 1913

Tuberculin Treatment.

JAMA. 1913;61(21):1925. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350220069036

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This book aims to give the needed advice to the practitioner who wishes to apply this method of treatment. The essential unity of the various forms of tuberculin is insisted on. Two divisions of tuberculin treatment are made, first, tuberculin immunization with tolerance, which they recommend for pulmonary tuberculosis; and, secondly, tuberculous immunization without tolerance—the method employed by Wright in the treatment of local tuberculosis. In this method small doses are employed at considerable intervals without provoking distinct reactions. This form is regarded as especially suitable to children. It would seem that the recognition of the suitability of the two methods to distinct forms of disease is a great gain in clearness as to the indications for the use of this powerful agent. The directions for technic are full and clear. Dosage is reckoned in cubic millimeters instead of fractions of the cubic centimeter.

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