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July 28, 1883

THE TREATMENT OF YELLOW FEVER.

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SURGEON U. S. MARINE HOSPITAL SERVICE.

JAMA. 1883;I(3):68-71. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390030004001a

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Abstract

[Read to the Section on Practice of Medicine, etc.]

In presenting this paper, I do not propose to announce any new or certain method for treating a case of yellow fever, or to collate an array of cases that would prove a definite plan to be invariably successful, but I will make some practical remarks on the management of yellow fever, most of which are the gleanings of actual experience in the yellow fever epidemics of 1873, 1875, 1878, and 1882.

I wish to protest in advance against nihility and theoretical therapeutics, which find favor with some. There is such a process, or art, as treatment of yellow fever, and there is also much manœuvering called treatment, the perpetrators of which should be sent to Labrador or a colder region on the first news of an outbreak; and theorizing in general is of best service in a similar climate. It

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