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April 18, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(16):760-768. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430680012002a

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In January, 1895, I had the honor of submitting to the St. Louis Medical Society, a report of experiments made at the St. Louis City Hospital and at the Poorhouse in the treatment of 22 cases of pulmonary consumption, all of which were in the second and third stages. This report was rather premature. Had it been possible, it would have been delayed much longer in order to establish better the results of the clinical work done. But circumstances, over which I had not sufficient control, made it imperative for me to present the experiments at that early date. I was highly gratified, however, by the encouragement given me by a few of the many excellent men in this Society, and later on by eminent physicians of other societies, where I had the honor to read papers on the same subject. But, as usual, in such instances, by far the

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