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October 6, 1888

THE ANTIPYRETIC, AND THE ABORTIVE TREATMENT OF TYPHOID AND REMITTENT FEVERS.Read before the Wisconsin Medical Society, June, 1888.

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OF NEENAH, WIS. CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1888;XI(14):477-481. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400660009001a

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Abstract

(Concluded from page 447.)

Out of a total of about 100 of these cases, including more than seventy of typhoid, only two died. One of these, already reported, suffered an enormous epistaxis on the seventh day, following repeated bleedings before, and died on the ninth. The treatment of this case was mostly by quinine, on account of the hæmorrhage; which, it may be remarked, was the only alarming symptom which presented.

The other fatal one had an intestinal hæmorrhage on the third day of sickness in bed, with a coincident fall of temperature to 99°. The patient died suddenly early next morning, before I saw him. An autopsy was not permitted, and the cause of death is therefore conjectural. I was told by the family that his physician had some years before diagnosed fatty and enlarged heart. He had been a hard drinker for many years, and for this reason

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