J.C Burnett did several experiments to know the therapeutic use of the viruses of certain diseases against the diseases themselves. In this paper he did same experiments with the virus of consumptive process , the bacillic virus, and found that it cures promptly the incipient stages of tubercular consumption in all parts– brain, lungs, skin, joints, etc.

J.C.Burnett presented cases of consumptiveness and incipient phthisis responded well with Bacillinum Tuberculinum in his book New cures of consumption.