The general who has a difficult battle in contemplation not only surveys the ground and counts his men, but selects his best gun and places it at advantageous points, where it will not only offer the greatest protection to his men, but do its most effectual carnage to the enemy. Other things being equal, success or failure in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis depends largely upon a judicious selection and proper administration of creosote.
Being located as I am, at a point where a very large number of tubercular patients are directed by the best physicians of the country, I have a good opportunity to obtain a fairly correct opinion of the profession's confidence in creosote. My records for the past nineteen years, of 2183 cases of tuberculosis, scattered from all points of the United States and the provinces of Canada, show that thirteen out of every fifteen patients were
BURROUGHS JA. NINETEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE WITH CREOSOTE IN TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(5):291–295. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480050005001b
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