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Saved by Turtle Serum: 1913

Saved by Turtle Serum: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Dr. Freedman. Children cured by his cure." Another of the tots supposedly cured of tuberculosis by the turtle serum injections given by German physician Friedrich Franz Friedmann, whose "phthisis treatment" caused much excitement back in the days before antibiotics, when TB exacted a huge toll in lives and suffering. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.


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Our photo, used in a newspaper account of Dr. Friedmann's treatment, is evidently of "little Philip Chase, aged 5 years and 9 months old, who has been a sufferer for sixteen months, and who was the 'hero' of the clinic yesterday. Little Philip, who is better known around Engine Company No. 15 as 'Mike,' is the son of Albert Chase, a fire engine driver of No. 15, residing at 2114 Fourteenth street northwest."

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