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November 16, 1946


JAMA. 1946;132(11):645-646. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870460035013

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Some years ago a technic called the Gerson, Sauerbruch-Hermannsdorfer diet was claimed to be a notable advance in the treatment of tuberculosis. Gerson proposed, by the use of these diets, to change the nature of the soil in which the tubercle bacillus lives. According to the reports, Gerson had discovered accidentally some improvement in a patient with lupus who was on a salt free diet. The good results in many types of tuberculosis reported by Gerson were apparently not susceptible of duplication by most other observers.

Dr. Max Bernhard Gerson, according to our records, was born in Wongrowitz, Germany, Oct. 18, 1881 and was graduated by the Albert-Ludwigs-Universtät Medizinische Fakultät, Freiburg, Baden, Germany, in 1909. He was licensed in New York in 1938 and, according to the records of the American Medical Association, is today at 667 Madison Avenue, New York, credited with being a member of the Medical Society

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