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May 1909

THE CUTANEOUS AND CONJUNCTIVAL TUBERCULIN TESTS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1909;III(4):307-349. doi:10.1001/archinte.1909.00050150038006
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  So much has been written about the cutaneous and conjunctival tuberculin tests that one feels constrained to offer an apology before making a further contribution. As the value of the tests is still under judgment and as questions of technic remain unsettled, however, we beg to be borne with for adding our word to the discussion. What we have to say is the result of over a year of experience with patients coming to the Phipps Dispensary of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. It is important that these tuberculin tests should be tried on as varied a material as possible, and we feel that we have had not only a rich material at our disposal, but one differing in many ways from the cases described in most of the reports that have appeared. All the patients that are sent us are, it is true, suspected more or less gravely

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