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October 4, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(14):507-509. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400023005

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Drs. Heneage Gibbes, Professor of Pathology in the University of Michigan, and E. L. Shurly, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Detroit College of Medicine, have published a series of papers in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, reviving again, in an altered form, the old question of the identity of phthisis pulmonalis and tuberculosis, which many of our readers have probably been fondly hoping was forever set at rest by the discoveries of Koch. The experimental and pathological studies which the papers embody, would seem to have been conducted with great care, and, whatever may be thought of the conclusions reached by the authors, some of the facts, as stated by them, need either to be contradicted or explained before the relations of the various diseases commonly classed as tubercular to each other and to the tubercle bacillus can be said to be clearly made out.

Dr. Gibbes,

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