During an epidemic of scarlet fever in Cleveland and vicinity a few years ago, having treated 69 cases with 13 deaths, while a neighboring physician (a student of mine) treated 72 cases with a mortality of 12, making a death rate of about 16 per cent., I felt that I had hardly done my full duty to my patients and naturally studied for better methods of treatment, and after giving the full bath, in a manner to be described later, we were much gratified, both by the immediate and remote results, for sequelæ were conspicuous only by their absence.
In looking through the literature of this subject no reference is made to a systematic use of this method under definite rules. Such statements as "we use the bath frequently," "we commonly use the bath at a temperature of 90 to 95 F. in high temperatures," is about all that is
HANSON DS. HYDROTHERAPY IN SCARLATINA.WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE TUB BATH AT NINETY DEGREES FOR EARLY NERVOUS SYMPTOMS.. JAMA. 1908;LI(16):1304–1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410160014001c