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HERE'S THE FIRST DOCTOR'S STORY ON FRIEDMANN'S
TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT By W. G. Shepherd. (Cable by Staff Correspondent.) Berlin, Jan 31. In an inter view today I secured the first story of an American patient who has taken the treatment of Dr. Friedmann for tuberculosis. This patient is Dr. Otto Stutz of Upper Sandusky, O. Here is the account of Dr. Stutz's experi ence in his own words : "I have been a victim of tuber culosis for two years. In despera tion I came to Berlin hoping to find a cure for myself and for my tubercular patients in Ohio. "Dr. Friedmann gave me an in jection in the thigh 16 days ago. "I suffered no inconvenience except for a slight soreness last ing about a week. 'Within four days after the in jection the pain in my lungs be gan to lessen. "My weight has increased six pounds. My appetite, which has been very poor the past six months, has become ravenous. "I climb four flights of stairs daily to my rooms, which was an impossible feat for me three weeks ago. "I can only say that something little short of marvelous has be fallen me. "I do not know whether Fried mann will give me a second injec tion, as I am doing so well, but I feel sure I will be able to leave for home March 1 if this improve ment continues. I shall be entire ly cured, I think, by that time. "I cannot bring any Friedmann germs home with me, but Ithink it will soon be available for all doctors in the United States. "From what I have seen of Dr. Friedmann's germ I would give it to my patients in Ohio with 'de light. "I make this statement with the greatest care, fully realizing that it would be criminal to raise false hopes in American sufferers. "My message to American doc tors is to withhold criticism of Dr. Friedmann's treatment until they get the facts about it." This is Dr. Stutz's story. The statements are the statements of a physician. If these declarations give undue encouragement to tubercular peple in America I cannot help it. I merely pass Dr. Sutz's statement to his fellows in the medical profession in the United States. At the same time, I must re peat to tubercular patients my oft-repeated warnings to them to' not come to Berlin at this time. The situation is far from settled. No one can be sure of securing the treatment. Only a few cases in many hundreds have succeeded in getting treated. If Dr. Fried mann's claims prove true; if the serum proves to be a lasting cure, you may be sure that it will not be long before physicians in Amer ica will secure the formula and be in a position to administer it. o o ' New Haven, Conn. Maude Adams voted favorite actress of Yale University.