April 4, 1913

Dr. E.B. Pickel, member of the state board of health, is in receipt of the following telegram from Dr. A.M. Kenny of New York.

"As representative of Oregon, State Board of Health, I feel it my duty to advise people of Oregon through the press to remain conservative in their views regarding Friedmann's treatment and until sufficient time has been given government officials to complete their investigations and make public their findings.

"I would especially advise those affected with tuberculosis who contemplate coming to New York with hopes of receiving treatment to remain at home and await developments. At present all treatments are carried on under government supervision and no private patients are being treated and travel under any circumstances would be a waste of money and a disappointment for patients to journey to this city with hopes of receiving treatment.

"Up to the present time our observations of cases already under treatment do not extend over a sufficient length of time to make my definite statement regarding the true value of Dr. Friedmann's vaccine. Tuberculosis is eminently a chronic affection and only time can determine the value of remedies. While it is true that most cases receiving Friedmann's vaccine show sound improvement, we have other factors to deal with which would also influence patients' conditions. Should the government report prove favorable to the remedy, it will soon after be in general use throughout the country.

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ASHLAND, April 4 — The Ashland city council has purchased an auto hose and chemical truck for $5,800 — same to be delivered in approximately four months. A.O. Long of Portland closed the deal.

The car is of the American-LaFrance make and is sold with unlimited guarantees. Portland has just bought eight like it and San Francisco five. The car is 72 horsepower with two 40-gallon chemical tanks and carries 1,000 feet of hose. With six men aboard it weighs 9,000 pounds.


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