MILES J. BREUER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The controversy over the efficacy of protein extracts of tubercle bacilli in the treatment of tuberculous patients, has seemed somewhat puzzling, and without solid ground to rest upon. Successful results are ardently claimed by some, and denied with equal emphasis by others. Usually this sort of a situation means that no rational basis has as yet been arrived at for the application of the treatment.
It is only very recently that we have acquired accurate knowledge of the principles underlying the reaction of the animal body to tubercle bacilli and tuberculoprotein. However, at present we have a sufficiently comprehensive conception
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BREUER MJ. Tuberculin Therapy. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1447–1451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1447
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1447-1451.
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