In the three cases under tuberculin treatment the temperature was more regular and lower than it was before treatment was begun. Leucocytosis was stimulated in two of the three cases.
No appreciable effect on the sinuses was noticed. These sinuses, however, were secondarily infected.
Sunlight can penetrate the living tissues to some extent. This penetration is greater at higher altitudes than at sea level or intermediate levels.
Direct sunlight inhibits the growth of tubercle bacillus.
The course of the disease is shortened and the patient's general condition is better under heliotherapy than without it.
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