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July 23, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(4):303-304. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690040043018

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Report of the Spahlinger Treatment  A medical committee on the Spahlinger treatment, appointed by the Welsh National Memorial Association, has now presented the following report: While it is evident that Spahlinger has created a modern laboratory and has shown much ability in devising apparatus for special branches of bacteriology, the secrecy maintained as to fundamental details of technic renders it almost impossible to judge of the value of his work. He claims to have made achievements far in advance of modern knowledge, but has produced no adequate evidence in substantiation. Whether from technical or financial reasons, all attempts to obtain supplies of the Spahlinger preparations for systematic tests by competent authorities have failed. The published records and statistics of the cases treated by the Spahlinger remedies are not nearly complete or precise enough to allow of scientific evaluation of the results. Based on such evidence and records as are available,

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