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August 19, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(8):281. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420600031005

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In the topic which heads this editorial the medical profession is certainly as much interested as it is in the treatment of pulmonary phthisis. The able papers and discussions which we have presented to our readers in the columns of the Journal during the past few weeks have been of great value as reflecting the opinions of active practitioners whose practical experience is of inestimable service to less favored colleagues, yet the fundamental rules governing the management of enteric fever are not modified by these expressions of opinion. Differences in belief may exist, whether intestinal antisepsis is desirable or obtainable in typhoid fever, and whether this temperature or that, is to be treated as a dangerous symptom, but the important fact that enteric fever is a disease in which good nursing and watching are the real factors productive in bringing about recovery, is universally recognized. In typhoid fever above all

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