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December 27, 1890

Dr. Josephus Craft, of Cleveland, O., Claims to have Discovered the Identical Lymph of Dr. Koch.

JAMA. 1890;XV(26):926-927. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410520010008

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To the Editor:  —Through some experimental research that I was led to make about two years ago, in reference to a bacillicide, certain peculiar results were attained which surprised me.Not being a man of wealth or leisure, nor having a Government appropriation to keep the wolf from the door, I was obliged to drop it for the time—thinking that perhaps I might take it up some time in the future and push it to a satisfactory completion if possible, with my limited means for doing such work.Hearing of Dr. Koch's announcement of the discovery of a substance that would cure consumption, lupus, and other allied maladies, I bethought me that perhaps it would be well to follow up the experiments already begun.When I read of the effects of his discovery, it impressed me forcibly that it was in the same field in which I had been looking.

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