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tuberculosis (see American Medicine, August 12, 1905, pp: 282-284). His success was not complete, owing to the deficiency of the injection used in amylopsin. In a later case another American physician—as the writer foretold would happen—cured a patient of tuberculosis of the bowel by hypodermic injections of trypsin and amylopsin. Some of that patient’s work is one of the cherished possessions of Edinburgh. These two ferments, trypsin and amylopsin, are the natural means—-those Nature would employ—of treating tuberculosis. While Dr. Lewis first employed (and published the fact) trypsin in the scientific treatment of tuberculosis, the writer was the first to add to this the important, and essential, aid of amylopsin. Indeed, the indications appear to point to the sanatorial treatment as being the most rational one in both tuberculosis and malignant disease, and in both along with this hypodermic or intramuscular injections of the two ferments, trypsin and amylopsin, must be employed. The main difference in the use of these in the two afflictions will be that in tuberculosis, in all probability, less potent injections of these ferments will be required than those which, to my knowledge, have resulted in the true cure of malignant disease.
I am, etc.,
J. BEARD, D.Sc.