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November 29, 1890

KOCH'S WISDOM.

JAMA. 1890;XV(22):796-797. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410480024005

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Abstract

For three month's the world has waited with impatience for a revelation of the reported cure for tuberculosis. The announcement that the illustrious Koch had discovered a cure for the disease whose cause he had revealed ten years ago, was welcomed with a confidence that would have been bestowed upon no other discoverer in the medical profession. And now the world is filled with amazement at the remarkable results which are reported to have followed the use of this remedy—amazement mingled with disappointment that the nature of the remedy has yet been withheld. The blessing of the public is like that of Saxe on the man who first invented sleep.

If the telegraphic translations of Koch's article in the last issue of the Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift are to be relied upon, the discoverer is satisfied with the results of his experiments, but deems it prudent to withhold for the present

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