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June 3, 1893

THE BILE SALTS, UREA, ETC., AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS.Clinical Lecture delivered at the Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1893;XX(22):604. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420490008001c

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Young men, this intrusion upon your regular curriculum of medical study just now, when you are all hard at work preparing for arduous examinations, may not permit you to welcome the remarks I have to make regarding my new treatment for tuberculosis of the skin. However, as I was once in just such a perilous situation I will be exceedingly brief, and therefore trust you will take hearty interest in this, the most momentous medical subject of the day. This expression may sound exaggerated, until you call to mind the fact that one-seventh of the deaths in the human family are caused by tuberculosis. For this reason I have devoted some years to the study of this heretofore almost unconquerable malady. I expressed, in the Medical News of October 19, 1889, a probability of producing immunity by inoculations of an involution form of the tubercle bacillus. While engaged in that

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