Sahli's Tuberculin Treatment; Including A Discussion Of The Nature And Action Of Tuberculin And Of Immunity To Tuberculosis by Hermann SahliSahli's Tuberculin Treatment; Including A Discussion Of The Nature And Action Of Tuberculin And Of Immunity To Tuberculosis by Hermann Sahli

Sahli's Tuberculin Treatment; Including A Discussion Of The Nature And Action Of Tuberculin And Of…

byHermann Sahli

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... protective functions are more or less spontaneous, can it stimulate them to an actual natural cure. One must always remember that too high a dose will incite toxic actions and cause both local and general injury, since the anti-actions of the organism are not correspondingly increased, the result being an aggravation of the disease and endangerment of the life of the patient. This theoretical view of the nature of tuberculin treatment is the best talisman against a dangerous surcharge of toxin to which the patient may so easily be exposed if one strives to reach the unattainable goal of a true immunity to tuberculosis. Technique. We have seen that it is an immunizing healing action, not a true immunization, which takes place in tuberculin treatment; by no means, therefore, must The Optimum tne dose be raised as high as possible in Dose. every case, but the optimum therapeutic dose must be determined for each patient. This optimum dose may be denned as the maximum amount of tuberculin which can be tolerated at any particular moment without producing any ill-effects. It will be readily understood that this is not the same in all cases, but is an individual dose for every separate case, since the treatment does not depend on the direct action of tuberculin, but rather on the anti-actions produced by the organism itself, the capacity for which is very variable. It is impossible to over-emphasize the fact that the tuberculin cure is throughout a natural healing, to which there are certain limits; these limits depend not only on the state of the disease but also on the inherited capacity Exceptions will be mentioned later. (C/. p. 66.) of the organism; therefore they can never be exceeded. It is, of course, evident that this maximum dose, the optimum, can be m...
Title:Sahli's Tuberculin Treatment; Including A Discussion Of The Nature And Action Of Tuberculin And Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217043321

ISBN - 13:9780217043328

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