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A LOVER-OF THE POOR IS DR. FRIEDMANN, WHO
-CLAIMS TO HAVE TUBERCULOSIS REMEDY '
By. William G. Shepherd.
Berlin, Dec. 19. On Christmas
day, in a smalHatroratdry in Ber
lin, there'll be a tired-looking-,
sad-faced yojinjdocjqr at worl.,
just as he-is at worVon'all ot'ier
With asmaTl svr(i$ge"he will be
Dr. Friedrich Franz Friedmann.
putting into ihe bodies of one
after the other of his huge list of
patients' the wonderful fluid with.
which hetlaims. to have cured
hundreds of tuberculosis victims
in Germany within the, past two
years. He is Dr. Friedrich Franz
All the pleas of physicians and
scientists for long' interviews
don't keep him away from his job,
that-same job being to cure con
sumption, Friedmann has tuberculosis on
the brain. He got it at school.
The terrible little germ haunted
him like some giant specter. The
tiny but awful atom of death was
to him what the dragon was to
His parents wanted him to be
a genteel, easy-going physician.
But he got terribly in earnest. He
spent most of his time in his lab
oratory, fooling with test tubes,
microscopic, slides and foolish
turtles. He quit the social circle
in which his family moved. Later
he explained that he had no time
to put .on evening clothes.
He went to Italy for a rest, on
the plea of his parents, and con
tinued his studies on tuberculosis
He went to China. There he
saw thousands of Chinese dying
of tuberculosis, and, instead of
touring China, he studied tuber
culosis in Canton.
In turn, he visited most of the
civilized and oriental countries of
the Worldt but everywhere the
"thorn was in his couch," because
he always saw aboqt him his
taunting enemy, the tuberculosis
He is only thirty-six years of
age and has led a tense life. Music
is his means of relaxation. He
has a small pipe organ in one cor
ner of his office which he often