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If we believe that for every ill that affects humanity there is somewhere a remedy, it would seem that even through the operation of blind chance there was a fair opportunity for lighting upon the means of curing tuberculosis. For in all parts of the medical world there is put into practice a most miscellaneous assortment of experiments. The power of suggestion is being demonstrated by the claims made in behalf of nearly all these essays. The need is so terrible, the boon to humanity would be so enormous, that one must look with kindly sympathy upon the man who desires to succeed.
The fact that success in this matter means so much to humanity demands from us most careful scrutiny that no really valuable idea shall be lost on the most critical examination, that no delusion shall be permitted to prevail. Should my remarks, therefore assume somewhat the shape
WAUGH WF. MODERN METHODS IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(4):179–180. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450040029001f
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