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December 20, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(25):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410510022004

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It is not singular that when a remedy for tuberculosis is announced, the medical profession of the entire world should endeavor at once to verify its claim and pass judgment upon its merit. As soon as it was known that there was a possibility of demonstrating the truth or falsity of Dr. Koch's claim thousands of men, representing almost every prominent medical centre upon the two continents, have gone with utmost haste to Berlin, with the two-fold purpose of securing the newly discovered remedy, and of gaining the necessary instruction as to the method of its administration.

Not only so, but the victims of consumption are thronging the streets of that city by thousands, and the faith of the laity was hardly ever so committed to any medical discovery as they are to this. In the onset of this intense excitement it is needful that our medical men shall pursue

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