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
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POTTENGER FM. The Allergic Reaction, The Basis of Tuberculin Therapy(The Allergic Reaction, The Basis of Tuberculin Therapy*). Ann Intern Med. 1927;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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