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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1912, Image 3

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one reliable offer for the Amer
ican rights from a flood of tele
graphic proposals from the Unit
ed States, and the doctor hesi
tates to discuss the question of
American rights over the cable.
.Representatives of several Amer
ican interests will shortly be in
Berlin to lay offers before the
doctor personally, and chances
are that" the cure will be in the
United States before many
months. '
Dr. Friedman is desperately
anxious to havejthe serum distrib
uted over the world as soon as
possible.
, "Does it take long to produce
Jthis serum?" I asked h5m.
"No. From a small vial of the
germs enough could be produced
in the United States within two
'weeks to supply a million patients
with- one dose each. In many
cases one dose alone cures,
though I have used three or four."
- "Is the treatment expensive?"
, "No, it costs considerably less
than a dollar per dose to manu
facture." "Can physicians administer the
serum without special instruc
tions?" "It would be better for twd or
three American physicians to
come over here to receive instruc
tions from me regarding the prin
ciples of the treatment"
"How long has it taken you to
cure average cases of pulmonary
tuberculosis?"
"A few weeks at most. The
serum seems to kill all the tuber
culosis germs within the body
within a very short space of time. 1
Hemorrhages cease, wounds in
lungs heal, fever disappears, the
patients immediately have an ap
petite and all the devastating
work of the tuberculosis germs is
ended. Nature immediately be
gins building up again what the
germs have destroyed. I give no
diet or other treatment. The only
thing "I do is to inject the serum
with a small syringe into the but
tock or arm."
"Dr, Friedman is greatly dis
turbed by the possibility that he
may be overwhelmed with pa
tients from distant quarters in
the last stages of tuberculosis, be
cause he has no hospital accom
modations for bed-ridden pa
tients in Berlin.
His mail comes in basket loads.
I saw many letters bearing Amer
ican stamps. As I send this mes
sage several thousand cases are
on the way to Berlin.
Dr. Friedman is 36, a graduate
of German medical schools and
unmarried. He was bora and has
always lived in Berlin. He is
highly respected by German phy
sicians and scientists. He has
written many scientific articles
on tuberculosis and has long been
considered one of the leading au
thorities op the subject in Eu
rope. He began seeking a tuber
culosis cure -when in school ten
years ago and has been at it ever
since. He received several prizes
in German schools for research
work on the theme of tubercu
losis. He has spent much time in
studying tuberculosis in every
quarter of the. globe except Amer
ica. He comes of a4 fairly wealthy;
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