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May 2, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(18):644-647. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410700032012

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The Treatment of Phthisis by Inoculation with Vaccine Lymph — Bellevue Hospital Training School for Male Nurses—Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association—The Establishment of Public Hospitals—Care of the Insane Poor—Miscellaneous Items.

It will perhaps be remembered that some time ago reference was made in this correspondence to the treatment of phthisis by inoculation with vaccine lymph, as practiced by Dr. J. Hilgard Tyndale. At the last meeting of the New York County Medical Association, Dr. Tyndale, in reading a paper on this subject, presented nine patients who had all shown the presence of the tubercle bacillus in their sputa, and most of whom had cavities in their lungs, who, he claimed, had all either recovered or were in a fair way to recovery from their tuberculous trouble. Altogether he has treated twenty-three carefully selected cases by this method, and he stated on this occasion that in the

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