Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
now turning their
cases over to him.
Scientists from America, Aus
tralia, England and other corners
of the earth'arejiurrying to Ber
lin to investigate. Appeals for
treatment by letter and telegram
overwhelm the young doctor.
I spent ten hours in three visits
wfth Dr. Friedman. He showed
me actual cases of cures. It was
mpossfble for me to doubt
"My treatment is very simple,"
the doctor told me. "It is a serum.
One injection usually drives all
signs of tuberculosis germs from
the system. I have lived in a
world of astonishment for more
'than a year. It is difficult for me
myself to believe what I have ac
complished. I have taken hope
less cases from the clinics of Ber
lin, cases given up by leading sci
entists, and with one or two injec
tions I have seen men, women and
children who were doomed to
death made perfectly whoie again
within a space of a few weeks.
"But the greatest wonder to me
'is that the serum immunizes
against tuberculosis, like vaccina
tion against smallpox."
To ilktrate this immunization
on my next visit the doctor intro
duced me to a woman, fevered
"with tuberculosis, who held in her
arms a splendid, healthy baby.
'"This is my only healthy child,"
said the woman to me. "One of
my children died of tuberculosis.
Two children older than this baby
are sick with it, and so is a baby
Voungfcr than this one. Dr. Fried
man gave this baby a treatment
almost two years ago wheriit was I
tuberculosis T four weeks old and it has nev
been sick." Then the doctor sai
"I wiH give this woman and he
children treatment very soon and
Hiev wifl hp wpII within a ftvwr
weeks, with every trace of tuber-5i
culosis gone from their systems
x tuuiu suuw yvu. many ulii
cases of immunization like this.'
"Do you vaccinate as in small
pox?" I asked.
"No, I only give an injection
with a syringe of the same serum
that I use for patients, A slight
local swelling follows, but no run?
riing sore." "fy
"What is your serum?"
"I secured it from turtles sev
eral years ago. Many scientists of
Germany have been experiment
ing with cultures from turtl;
but I have found the right one.
"I have produced enough of the
culture to supply the world for all
time, for the germs multiply very
"I have treated over a thousand
cases and have not lost one, ex
cept in instances where vitality
was so low that nothing could
save the patient.
"Of course, cure does not re
store lost lungs or tissues. It
only kills tuberculosis germs
wherever it encounters them' i
"When will you send the senfm
to the United States?"
"I cannot tell. For the present
I intend lo treat alL cases here n
Berlin personally. I cannot Send
the serum abroad indiscriminate
ly, for it might get into irrespons
The truth of the matter is that
Dr. Friedman is trying to sift out