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July 11, 1903


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JAMA. 1903;XLI(2):83-86. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470040011004

It may seem that the subject of continued fever is becoming too common in our meetings to merit any further time or discussion, but, so long as we are met with the ipse dixit of some bookmaker, that there are but two types of continued fevers, and that all such fevers must be classed with one or the other, in fact must be either malarial or typhoid, then those of us who do not accept any such dogmatic statements as necessarily true, have a right to give our reasons for our dissent. Our medical brethren in the north, as a rule, contend that every continued fever is either typhoid or malarial, while in the south many of us are sure that we have a third fever, which merits a careful study, the mortality of which is so slight that opportunities for postmortem study have been almost nil.

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