During the past year the question of the relation of bovine and human tuberculosis has been discussed by numerous investigators who have brought forward new facts and deductions and thrown much light on the subject. There has undoubtedly been greater activity in pressing the researches relative to this subject than at any other time in the history of medicine. The conclusions presented by Koch1 at the British Congress on Tuberculosis were so unexpected and so different from the views of the majority of investigators that they have stimulated research, and in that way, far more than by any presentation of facts, have aided in elucidating the question.
THE INOCULATION OF MONKEYS.
One of the first lines of investigation which suggested itself as a means of throwing light on the transmission of bovine tuberculosis to man was the inoculation of monkeys. These animals being more closely related to man than
SALMON DE. RECENT INVESTIGATIONS CONCERNING THE RELATION OF HUMAN AND BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1571–1574. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480510011001b
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