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May 11, 1889

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1889;XII(19):678-680. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400960030009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

New York Academy of Medicine—Dr. E. F. Brush read a Paper on the Relationship Existing between Human and Bovine Tuberculosis—Discussed by Dr. H. M. Biggs, Dr. Forrest, Dr. Grandin and Dr. Loomis—Signs of the Moribund Condition, by Dr. John Shrady, etc.

At a recent meeting of the Academy of Medicine Dr. E. F. Brush, who for some time past has been making a special study of this subject, read a paper on The Relationship Existing between Human and Bovine Tuberculosis, in which he advocated the doctrine that tuberculosis in man is derived directly from the bovine species, and claimed that if domestic cattle could be done away with, tuberculosis would in the course of a few years become extinct, since while it has been conclusively demonstrated that the disease can be transmitted by the cow to her offspring, there is no proof that such transmission ever

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