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May 1939

Immune-Blood Therapy of Tuberculosis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;63(5):1016. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00180220206023

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Blood from rabbits "immunized" with a bouillon culture of human and bovine tubercle bacilli is hemolyzed, deproteinized and diluted (1: 100,000). This material's "faculty of dissociation is so considerable that it shows several ions . . . ." The stock solution is diluted further in a truly homeopathic manner, and therapy is generally started with a few minims of dilution 9 (1: 1,000,000,000). This dilution of "immune-blood" may be rubbed in, injected or drunk—miraculous results ensuing regardless of the mode of exhibition. The results are documented by an amazing series of case reports, remarkable chiefly for a lack of specific detail. The whole unscientific mess is preceded by an introduction in which the author details his "persecution" by medical groups, first in Europe, now in America. Wistfully and unsuccessfully he compares his lack of recognition to the treatment of Semmelweis by his contemporaries!

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