[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
March 20, 1926


Author Affiliations

Saranac Lake, N. Y.

JAMA. 1926;86(12):891. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670380081033

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


To the Editor:  —In going over the reply to the inquiry on this subject (The Journal, February 6, p. 437), it seems to me that your answer is somewhat confusing. I was particularly interested in it, as the quotation from Tice's Practice of Medicine evidently is not taken from the last edition. The dosage given in the quotation is not intended for use in the tuberculin test but in treatment.In the last article on pulmonary tuberculosis, which Dr. Hayes and I revised, a different dose is suggested. I am inclined to believe that your quotation from Koch refers to a typical reaction occurring in a patient who has definite tuberculosis and not the reaction that might possibly occur in a normal and healthy person. If the normal and healthy person is young, no reaction whatever will, of course, occur even to 1 cc. of tuberculin. Koch, I think, states

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview