Whether or not we shall ever come into possession of a specific remedy for tuberculosis is a matter for the future to decide. That spontaneous recovery from this disease not rarely occurs is a matter of common observation, so that it must be admitted that under certain favoring conditions the invaded body is capable of generating antitoxic substances that aid in bringing about the result desired. As to the position that tuberculin occupies in this connection there is some doubt. In the hands of those who have used this preparation most faithfully and continuously and, therefore, it is to be assumed, most intelligently, the results have been most gratifying, but tuberculin is a powerful agent and it has shown its capability for evil as well as for good. In the absence, therefore, of a remedy possessing specific curative properties and susceptible of safe general employment, the clinician is forced to
THE PROPER ADJUSTMENT OF REST AND EXERCISE IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(13):825–826. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480130023002
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