Review of Reviews,  3 (1891), 58.

The Truth About Dr. Koch and His Poison. By Sir Morell Mackenzie




Publications abstracted:

Morell Mackenzie Contemporary Review

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Disease, Medical Treatment, Vaccination, Error

Institutions mentioned:

Royal College of Surgeons

    While H H Robert Koch's secret treatment for tuberculosis was 'unduly puffed in November', it has now 'fallen into some degree of disrepute in January'. His proposed remedy is in fact 'a poison infinitely stronger than the concentrated venom of the most poisonous snake' and it should be administered only with extreme caution. Also reproduces a satirical cartoon of a blundering Koch from La Silhouette.

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