March 15, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(11):391-394. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410110031011

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Dr. S. Baruch at the Meeting of the Section on Practice of the Academy of Medicine—Cold Baths in Typhoid Fever.

At the February meeting of the Section on Practice of the Academy of Medicine, Dr. S. Baruch, who was not present at the meeting of the Academy a month before, when the treatment of typhoid fever was discussed, made a stirring and forcible plea for the systematic use of cold baths in this disease. However favorable some of our individual statistics might be, he said, the figures of the Board of Health reports demanded, in language more eloquent than words, that the profession should adopt some means that would enable them to make a more favorable showing. From 25 to 40 per cent, was the death-rate from typhoid in our American cities, and according to Dr. Delafield's investigation 26 per cent. was the death-rate in recent

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