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February 13, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(7):487. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670330031012

In spite of the disappointing results from the use of "Sanocrysin" in animal tuberculosis in the careful experiments carried out for the Hygienic Laboratory by Drs. Theobald Smith, William H. Park and E. C. Schroeder, it is possible that some renewal of interest may arise as a result of recent papers by European1 physicians on the use of sodium-gold thiosulphate in human cases of tuberculosis. One naturally views with doubt the value of these reports, since these physicians have discarded the theories of the original presentation and, to a large extent also, the use of antitoxic serum. They thus place the substance in the category of the gold salts used in the therapy of tuberculosis, with which a long record of varied experiences is available.

The tendency to study the influence of therapeutic agents on human diseases is followed more widely in European countries than is now the custom

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