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February 13, 1915

U. S. Public Health Service Report on a Tuberculosis Treatment

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Asheville, N. C.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(7):608-609. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570330056028

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To the Editor:  —In reply to your editorial (The Journal, Jan. 23, 1915, p. 347), I wish to discuss the experimental work of my methods, as recorded in Dr. Stimson's report, in almost every paragraph of which I find serious misstatements, important omissions and disregards of specific instructions which, when corrected, will show the justice of my general objection that the report is unfair and misleading and that the investigation itself was conducted in such a manner that the failure of the experiments was inevitable. I wish to state that I am prepared to supply documentary and other evidence for every assertion I shall make.1. Dr. Stimson stated to me on his first arrival that he had no practical experience in the work contemplated. He never even suggested to conduct his work independently or without my general supervision; on the contrary, he stated that his object and purpose would

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