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February 10, 1894

CAN TYPHOID FEVER BE ABORTED?Read before the Mississippi Valley Medical Association, October, 1893

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JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):182-187. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850010002e

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The answer echoed and reëchoed from the great thinkers of the profession we all love and practice, from all over the civilized world, is one prolonged and emphatic negative, nowhere more emphatically spoken than in the great representative body of American physicians—the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. At its last meeting in the city of Milwaukee the original papers, the discussions on them, and the editorial comments in the Society's JOURNAL clearly indicate this, and that the medical profession is not at all agreed on its treatment. The most divergent methods were advised; some condemned what others strongly advocated, these again advising different methods, only to be condemned again, and all were finally disposed of by the editor of the ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, who under the caption, "The Treatment of Typhoid Fever," says: "In the topic which heads this editorial the medical profession is certainly as much interested as it is in the

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