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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1912, Image 10

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discounting in advance any new
claims. It is equally true, how
ever, that Dr. Friedmann has
convinced many-- -Berlin physi
cians that in his address to the
Berlin Medical .society he did not
overstate his discovery.
The most skeptical of the Ber
lin scientists have demanded that
Dr. Frienmann give them his
bacilli, so that they could submit
his discovery to the acid test of
treating certified cases of tuber
culosis under the most rigid ob
servation conditions they could
impose. Dr. Friedmann has un
yieldingly refused to give his
bacilli to anyone, on the ground
that any one from a small drop of
the culture could develop enough
to supply the world and deprive
him of all credit and recompense.
While Friedmann's partisans
defend his position, the skeptics
contend that his refusal to meet
their conditions is strong evi
dence against the reliability of
his claims. i tfi.'
DrFriedmann's final answer is
the offer to treat with his new
Serum every certified case of tu
berculosis sent to him.
The test cases which Dr.
Friedmann will treat will be certi
fied at the Royal and other clinics.
Dr. Friedmann refuses to see
all visiting doctors from various
parts of the world on the ground
that the danger of losing a smalf
quantity of his bacilli ia too
I have personally talked with
many Berlin physicians about Dr.
Friedmann and his claims, and
found that there is much skep
ticism among physicians who
have not personally observed and
examined the tuberculars Fried
mann claims to have cured. On
the other hand, four physicians
of standing whom Friedmann
has trusted and permitted to see
his treatment, have expressed
themselves to me as convinced
that Friedmann has discovered
the long-sought germ which will
kill the tubercular germ in the
human body, and that his treat
ment will cure bone tuberculosis
and lung tuberculosis, the latter
in not too advanced stages.
These four doctors are Prof.
Schleich, inventor of local an
aesthesia; Prof. Konrad Kuster,
who has practiced medicine for
SO years and received a royal
medical title? Dr. Erich Muller,
chief physician of the Berlin Or
phan asylum; Dr. Karfunkel,
chief physician of the east side
Prof. Schleich said to me: "I
was extremely skepti6al until I
sent one case to Friedmann. I
have seen 60 or 70 cures."
Prof. Konrad Kuster said to
me: "No American doctors can
be more skeptical than I was two
years ago, but I have seen the
Friedmann treatment in 500 case?
and I am convinced that Fried
mann can cure tuberculosis of the
bones and lungs, the latter in not
too advanced stages."
Dr. Erich Muller said to me:
"Dr. Friedmann has treated and
cured three cases of tuberculosis
from my hospital, and I intend to
give his treatment there as soon

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