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October 10, 1885

THE AMMONIA TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.

JAMA. 1885;V(15):404-405. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391140012005

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Abstract

In a paper read at the meeting of the American Medical Association, in 1884, Dr. S. K. Jackson called attention to a line of treatment which he claims "has furnished results very different from the recorded experience of others; a treatment suggested by the recognition of several pathological conditions, which, though long since demonstrated, had been entirely ignored by the profession when looking for indications for treatment." Dr. Jackson has recently treated the subject more fully in an article in the Physician's Magazine, August, 1885.

As is well known, one of the most prominent pathological states in typhoid fever is the excessive nitrogenous waste of the system—which need not be discussed further than to say that the probable causative factors are an inability to digest nitrogenous food, due to a deficiency of the digestive fluids in typhoid fever, and the enormous consumption of the nitrogenous matter of the system by

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