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April 21, 1923

Die Friedmann-Methode. Kritische beleuchtet unter Berücksichtigung der gesamten Friedmann-Literatur. Referat erstattet im Auftrag des staatlichen Ausschusses zur Prüfung des Friedmannschen Heil- und Schutzmittels gegen Tuberkulose.

JAMA. 1923;80(16):1169. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640430057037

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Those who witnessed the Friedmann fiasco here in 1910 will be surprised to learn that "through the Friedmann method the antituberculosis problem in its fundamentals has been solved," provided cases are submitted to its beneficent action early enough. Bock would frankly subject all early cases to the treatment, and would not be averse to vaccinating entire populations by way of prophylaxis. In accord with Jessen of Davos, who contributes a foreword to the book, he considers it the most active immunizing material at our command today. Its cheapness, which Bock stresses as one of its great advantages, will be vigorously contested, to be sure, by various disappointed sufferers on this side of the Atlantic; nor will there be universal agreement with the statement that "almost all authors who have made extended trial of the material recognize its brilliant therapeutic action, and only occasionally is its inactivity recorded." A good many

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