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February 21, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(8):282-285. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410600030014

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Experimental Koch Inoculations—Hypodermic Injections of Aniline and Sterilized Oil in the Treatment of Phthisis—The New York County Medical Association—The New York Medico-Legal Society and Hypnotism—American Electro-Therapeutic Society—Miscellaneous Items.

While it is, of course, far too soon to judge of the ultimate results of the treatment, the very extended series of experiments with the Koch inoculations which have now been carried on in this city have apparently been attended with effects for the most part corresponding with those reported from Germany. There can be no question, however, that the warning note sent out by Virchow has very properly had the result of making our hospital physicians proceed with marked caution in the matter, and it is probably safe to say that in cases of tubercular meningitis, for instance, the lymph will not again be employed. There appears to be sufficient ground for the belief that pulmonary tuberculosis

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