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December 6, 1902

SOME PRACTICAL POINTS ON THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(23):1442-1445. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480490014001c
Abstract

So much attention is at present being demanded by the prognosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis that a few practical suggestions may be of interest to the members of this Association.

THE EVOLUTION OF TREATMENT.  There is so much uncertainty as to prognosis in different cases and such a wide divergence of opinion as to methods of handling curable cases, that great confusion necessarily exists in the mind of the general practitioner. Some tell us to send our patients to a high altitude, others to a cold climate, while many recommend a warm one; and again, some are in favor of ocean voyages. These various views were strongly advocated for a number of years so that climate alone was considered by many the only essential for the cure of the disease. In a small percentage of cases the results were satisfactory; in very many the histories of the patients after

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