For eleven years I have had a greater or less number of patients constantly under observation with the creasote treatment, and feeling the importance of the subject and the general interest taken in this disease, I have been led to report my experience. A large majority of patients have been seamen of the merchant marine. The conditions noted cover all stages of the disease.
The places of observation were South Carolina, Texas, different stations on the Great Lakes, a few cases at Evansville and St. Louis and the remainder at Port Townsend, Washington.
A majority of the cases were not diagnosticated by bacteriologic examination as physical methods easily revealed the condition. All cases of "chronic pneumonic phthisis," "chronic pneumonia," etc., are excluded.
Pure beechwood creasote was given throughout. Dosage ranging from one to seventy minims, has been tried. Some cases have been treated to a termination with a few minims