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CALF-MILT DIET IN THE TREATMENT OF SUPPURATIVE TUBERCULOSIS OF JOINTS.

FLIEGEL, OTTO
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: October 1930
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1. The spleen has a markedly beneficial influence on tuberculosis by producing antibodies and increasing the resistance of the diseased tissue.

2. The calf spleen appears to exert a decided influence upon human tuberculosis.

3. The active substance of the spleen is not as yet known. Therefore, the calf milt is given either raw or rare, in order not to destroy the active substance.

4. The course consists of daily doses of fifty to one hundred grams for four weeks, followed by intermission of two weeks. It may be necessary to repeat this administration several times.

5. The improvement in a great number of cases is striking, especially the improvement of the general condition.

6. The milt diet is harmless and should be tried in all severe cases.

(C) 1930 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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