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February 10, 1894

The Hyposulphites in Yellow Fever.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):199. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850027015

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Waukesha, Wis., Feb. 4, 1894.

To the Editor:  —In the last number of the Journal, February 3, on page 138, in a paper by Dr. Joseph Jones of New Orleans on the value of the sulphites and hyposulphites I note this statement:"2. It has been affirmed that the hyposulphite of sodium given internally in regular doses even in the presence of the poison in a yellow fever epidemic, will completely ward off this disease. I have no facts with which to prove this statement but would advise that it be put to the test as might easily have been done as I suggested in the recent epidemic at Brunswick, Ga." (Italics mine.)Now it is a little humiliating to read such a statement, and from such a high source, when the facts are these: In the great yellow fever epidemic of 1878 which created such ravages in Memphis, Granada,

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