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February 25, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(8):630-631. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500350040005

About four years ago, Richet published his observations on tuberculous dogs which had been fed on large quantities of raw meat or raw meat juice. He concluded that the disease can be arrested, in the great majority of instances, if a sufficient quantity of meat is given and hazarded the opinion that, in all probability, a similar method of treatment would be of value in human beings. A few months later, Héricourt published his observations on twenty-five cases of human tuberculosis. He showed that in the first two stages of the disease, the treatment is often of great benefit, but suggested that it should be used with caution in the third stage, especially when there is evidence that the liver is performing its work imperfectly.

Recently Philip1 has published the results of his experience with this form of treatment, together with the results of some work on the effect

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