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During the past five years I have given my exclusive attention to the special treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, and during the latter half of this period I have developed a definite mode of treating this disease which has proved so successful that I shall endeavor to place the system before my readers in an accurate and thorough manner, believing as I do, that if this mode of treating these affections was generally and faithfully practiced, the mortality from tuberculosis could be sensibly reduced in a very short time.
The first thing is to make a careful examination, both physical and microscopic, to determine accurately that the disease is tuberculosis, and this examination should embrace a complete family history of the patient. The securing of an accurate and complete family history of consumptive invalids is too often neglected, and this neglect takes from the physician a powerful aid in treating his
INGRAHAM CW. FIVE YEARS' SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE WITH A SPECIAL MODE OF TREATING PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1898;XXX(6):313–315. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440580029001f
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