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October 23, 1897

Goat's Blood and Milk.Reply to Dr. Parker's Inquiry as to the Use of Goat's Blood and Milk in the Treatment of Disease. Translated from the French (Transactions Congress for the Study of Tuberculosis, Session of 1891.)

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(17):866-867. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440430046014

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New York City, October, 1897.

To the Edtor  —"In a work published last year we have shown that it is advantageous to substitute the goat to the cow for vaccinating purposes. The goat is refractory to tuberculosis, not when she is inoculated only, but in the ordinary tenor of its existence. When rabbits were inoculated with tuberculosis, if goat's blood was transfused into them the same day, these rabbits resisted inoculation; if the transfusion was strong after inoculation the tuberculous processes retrograded and were cured. The transfused goat's blood determines then, in the rabbits, a bactericide condition. Could not it act similarly on man? As the transfusion of animal blood to man was not without danger, we recurred to subcutaneous injections or even intramuscular injections of goat's blood, complete and fresh. The injections were of 15 to 20 gr. and repeated three or four times in the same patient with

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