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I will not state in this paper the whole history of this question, which at its first commencement excited so much enthusiasm, and later caused so much disappointment to all concerned. As one of the few observers, having published detailed reports on the question ("On the Causal Treatment of Tuberculosis," Hamburg-Leipzig, 1894), I may be justified in expressing my regret that so many of the works on this subject, mostly in Germany, are written in the obscure and abbreviated style possibly appropriate for "vorläufige Mittheilungen," but not for definite scientific work.
Robert Koch, in his first paper on "Tuberculin" (1890), showed the effects of this substance on tuberculous rabbits, but never gave later detailed accounts of his experiments. Everyone wishing to work on the subject was therefore obliged to find his way in the dark. Indeed, the preparation of tuberculin was not published for a long time afterward. Finding that
KLEBS E. ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAUSAL TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):1–3. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270001001
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