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June 25, 1932

Traitement de la tuberculose par la sanocrysine.

JAMA. 1932;98(26):2310-2311. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730520052034

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This small monograph represents an exposition of the author's experience and ideas concerning treatment of tuberculosis with "Sanocrysin" (gold sodium thiosulphate). The frankness with which he admits the severe reactions and results at the beginning of the experiments is to be admired, for such is the lot of the pioneer; but the rather dogmatic assertions that the "reactions" are tuberculin reactions and the insistence on the necessity of heavy "sterilizing" doses are not to be accepted without question. The author's review of the literature in support of the tuberculin-like action is biased in favor of the theory, leaving out any reference to the excellent work of the Japanese and others, who found no proof of such a tuberculin reaction in animals. Although there may be and perhaps is a

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