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March 21, 1885

THE ETIOLOGY OF TUBERCULOSIS.

Author Affiliations

OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1885;IV(12):312-316. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390870004001a
Abstract

Presented in Section on Practice of Medicine and Materia Medica of American Medical Association, May 8, 1884.

Dr. Formad opened the discussion on this subject, but refrained from presenting it for publication, as a similar paper, by himself, and giving his views in full, had just been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, April 26, 1884.

He said, in the remarks which he read before the section, that he was not at liberty to present any additional matters upon the subject, being about to publish, in conjunction with Professor William Pepper, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, a monograph on tuberculosis, in which the whole of his research and experiments, upon which his views were based, will be related with full details.

Dr. Formad's paper elicited the following

DISCUSSION.

Dr. Austin Flint, Sr., thought that if tuberculosis was an infectious disease, produced by a parasite, its contagiousness

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