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March 19, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(12):679-680. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440640047013

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Santa Clara, Cal., March 12, 1898.

To the Editor:  —My attention has been drawn to a letter in the Journal about oxytuberculin by Dr. E. H. Smith of Santa Clara, Cal. It is not my custom to reply to such letters, but a few facts will be at least interesting.There are seven (or more) physicians in this county who have used oxytuberculin. How many of the cases treated by these physicians have been observed by Dr. Smith I am not able to state, nor do I know whether or not Dr. Hirschfelder has diagnosed all the cases of tuberculosis treated by these men. The letter states, " It is a very noticeable fact that all of the cases seem to be diagnosed by one individual, viz., Dr. Hirschfelder."For myself I shall reply, and will be glad to hear from the others. Dr. Hirschfelder never examined a case for me

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