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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1912, Image 4

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Jamily and is well known socially.
His greatest hope is to have an
opportunity to give his cure to
the boy czarevitch of Russia, who
has tuberculosisand whose knee
is swollen to large "proportions.
The doctor took me to a slum flat
in Berlin and showed me a little
girl who, seven weeks before, had
been chair ridden, unable to walk,
with a knee swollen to seven
inches in diameter, similar to the
czarevitch's.
"She used to scream with pain
when we touched her leg," said
the mother. "I saw tears come in
to the doctor's eyes as the little
girl ran across theroom to show
that she was quite well, Both
knees were normal.
"In seven weeks every tuber
culosis germ in her body had been
killed," said Dr. Frjedman. "A
few weeks ago one drop of her
blood would have killed a guinea
pig; now her blood is perfectly
normal. I gave her only one in
jection and T shall gi& her only
one more and she will be perfectly
well"
I saw and conversed "with many
patients. I saw a boy, entirely'
cured, whose leg had rptted away!
almost to the hip. I saw men who
had had hemorrhages, night
sweats, fever and had been in hos
pitals, who hadeen cured within'
a few weeks and returned to work
after only one injection.
I saw a glrl-who was horn with
tuberculosis ahd whose hand had
rotted away during eighteen
years, who had been cured by one
treatment in four weeks.
I saw a boy of 6, probably born
with lung tuberculosis, who told
me: "I didn't like to play because
I was sick, but now it is fun and I
play all the time." His mother
was weeping with joy as the little
boy talked.
I saw clean-healed scars on
hands, arms, necks and bodies of
children where once had been
terrible and supposedly incurable
tuberculosis sores.
These patients and many more
told me their marvelous stories.
Several mothers wept as they told
me of what they considered a mir
acle Dr. Friedman had wrought.
Anyone who has seen what I
have seen here must be conviriced
that Dr. Friedman' has given the
-world one of the happiest Christ-
mases except one that the
world has ever known.
What Tuberculosis Is.
A very small planj, the tubergle
bacillus, seen only with a power
ful microscope, causes tubercu
losis. Placed end to .end, 7,000 of
these bacillr-would make a lineman
inch long. Every Consumptive
has these' tiny -plants growing in
side his body m yast numbers.
Their favorite home, is the human
lungs. They are'oftn "breathed
into the 'lungs in the form?f
floating- dust.
"What is one to do?' writes
George Y Pearsne "when a
lady proposes to you in this leap
year?" Tell her its too sudden;
that she 11 have to wait till next
leap year. Or, call in your ma
and the police, Georgie.
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