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Article
February 5, 1898

REPORT ON OXYTUBERCULIN IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(6):299-303. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440580015001c

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Abstract

San Francisco, Nov. 20, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I send you herewith a report on Dr. Hirschfelder's oxytuberculin, together with his notes upon the cases examined, which we hope you will publish in full in the Journal. We are convinced of its efficacy and value, and urge its extended use. You will observe that it is not in any sense a secret nostrum, but has been placed legitimately before the profession. Yours truly, Henry Gibbons, Jr., M.D.Since the address delivered before the California State Medical Society in April, 1897, upon "Oxytuberculin" the investigations described therein have been continued both in the bacteriologic and clinical departments.The results that had been obtained up to that time have been confirmed by further observations under the scrutiny of many of my medical brethren.The laboratory experiments proving the inhibitory action of the oxytuberculin upon the bacilli tuberculosis have been repeated a great

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