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July 15, 1905

Yeast in Tuberculosis—A Claim to Priority.

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JAMA. 1905;XLV(3):207-208. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510030065018

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Buffalo, N. Y., July 3, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In a recent article by Huggard and Marland, in the Lancet, June 3, 1905, the action of yeast in tuberculosis and its influence on the opsonic index, they state that they have made observations on the influence, if any, of yeast, taken internally, on tuberculosis. They selected cases, chronic in nature, in which the patient had either "stuck in the mud" or was losing ground. A number of cases which were going downhill were also included in the observation. The results in some cases were striking, in others encouraging, in others almost nil. "In most cases the downward course either became less rapid or was arrested, and the stationary cases improved, etc." A good account of the article appeared in abstract in The Journal July 1, 1905, p. 75. In reading the original article I was struck with the absence of

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