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October 22, 1938

Immune-Blood Therapy of Tuberculosis with Special References to Latent and Masked Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1938;111(17):1588-1589. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790430072028

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The author has had a stormy course. In an introduction of approximately ten pages he describes how his point of view was developed and how he began to experiment with immune blood in 1908. However, when he presented his work to the medical world it was severely attacked. Only rarely did he find a physician who gave it any consideration. He first published a book entitled "Tuberculous Intoxications," from Budapest. In 1911 his book was awarded a prize of a thousand francs by the Academy of Medicine in Paris. He claims that about the time his ideas were to be accepted in Germany Dr. Graefenberg reaped the benefit, when a German medical congress in Wiesbaden handed him the laurels.

After the World War he was about to undertake the task of freeing Budapest of tuberculosis in a twenty year period, but the failure of the political party with which he

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