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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1912, Image 13',
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HQW MEJ OF SCONCE VIEW DR. SRIEPMANNS CLAIM
Bp HAS,piSgQVERED A CURE FOB TUBERCULOSIS
1 The announcement oh, Novenjtyej; 6, lat, by Dr. Frjedrich Franz
Frcedifcann Qf Berlin, to "the Ber-Jin tyMical Society, that he had djs-cpvered-a
cure for .tuberculosis and the exhibition hy hirn of more
than (jOCTpatients cfelrned by hint to have DeetTtreated'with his serurn
and ctred,-has aroused trerpendqus' interest hr$ugh6u,t the tubercu
larscpuraged ciyilfeed yorid. ' w
. Following the" publication ip the European newspapers of Dr.
Friedhlann statettiept.W. G. -Shepherd, the European correspond
ent: The Day Bttojj left Wsj headquarters; in London vand hurried
ta,Bexlra to .investigate Dr. Friedmann's claims
n Before visiting- Dr. Friedmann' Shgpherd'made inquiry among
the .medical-profession, .of Berlin as tathe .personal and professional
cjiaracten of .the- map- whose claims had challenged the world's at
tentionteahd revived hopejn the bjeastsof tne millions of-victims? of
the great white plagae. - '
Shepherd found that Dr. Pxiedmann is ainan of high personal
character -and reputation and .splendid standing in his profession
tat: fre fe Jcnon'in theprofession as a tubercular specialist who lias
devoted hisentifr professional' life to the study and -treatment of
the $se3se'3rM ta laboratory experiments, in an attempt to find the
lrtgejrm.tjbat would TdlHhe tuberculosis gernf. . v -
Shepherd secured an interview with Dr. Friedmaiinv-in which
the latter -amplified for The Day Boqk readers, his claims Wide to
theJSerlin Medical Sociejty. tv '"".
.""Shepherd cabled this interviewtd TherD3&ofck. .Since ?its,
publication mgny letters have come to, the-editor from tuberculosis
victTms.fhejr friendjs and relativeasking mofe,detail$. t ,
TJje editor has been, asked to give his opinion aso whether or
not "Dr. Friedmann's claims are to be.accepted a& final; whether the
editor would advise victims to'ga to Berliner treatment; wfietherj
it is possible to obtain the"serum in this count-ry, ete. f
lIf Dr1. Frjedmantfs discovery is the longrsodgbt cure for tuber
culosis it will not he longtbefore it receives the seal of approval of the
scientists of Germany. ,
Friedjhatm's discovery must meet the acid test that these men
oT science yill irnpose before it can be accepted hy the world.
The Journal of the Americap Medical Assocpjjon of December
7, published the following from its regular correspondent at Berlin,
under the caption "A New Remedy for Tuberculosis:"
- "Berlin, Nov. 8, 1912.
Di Fjfedfi&i Franz Ftiedmaun defiirer'ed an address before.