F. M. POTTENGER, M.D.
Clinical tuberculosis is a disease which is usually engrafted upon an individual who has been previously infected by tubercle bacilli; and who, because of this fact, offers a special resistance to their growth and spread. If the secondary implantations are not produced by too large numbers of bacilli, the infection proves to be abortive or heals; or, if infection becomes well established, the resulting disease nearly always assumes a chronic course. That is, the tendency to proliferation on the part of the local cells exceeds the tendency to
POTTENGER FM. The Allergic Reaction, The Basis of Tuberculin Therapy1. Ann Intern Med. ;1:283–291. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-5-283
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(5):283-291.
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