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Too little attention is paid to "Churchill's method" of treating consumption, although it is still the best method, and if well studied and rightly applied will result in a cure in a great many cases. We can not expect much good from it at the last moment; it must be applied early. In the incipient stage and in the beginning of the cavernous stage, ninety cases out of a hundred can be cured by the Churchill method. But the physician, in order to succeed, must study it closely. He must be a good observer, otherwise he will fail or do harm. The Churchill method depends upon phosphology; if there is a decrease of molecular or intra-organic combustion, due to want of phosphid (oxidizable phosphorus) element in the bioplast (or bioplasmic principle, as Churchill calls it), then the tissue breaks down and the soil for the tubercle bacilli is prepared.
BLANK T. CHURCHILL'S METHOD APPLIED WITH SUCCESS IN FORTY-FIVE CASES OF PHTHISIS PULMONALIS. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):392–395. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090010002d
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