July 11, 1903


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JAMA. 1903;XLI(2):86-89. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470040014005

In assigning this subject to me, our secretary said he wanted to show that some missionary work on the subject of fevers in the Mississippi Valley was being done, despite the controversies one sees about slow, continued, typho-malarial, and other fevers. With this idea of the scope of the paper, fevers of sepsis, tuberculosis, rheumatism, syphilis, etc., have not been given a place.

The cases presented are to be looked on as types of a number of cases seen by the author, and are believed to serve the purpose better than an elaborate discussion for which we have no time. None of the histories are complete, but enough is offered to make the point intended.

1, ACUTE ESTIVAL FEVERS; 2, CASES WITH AUTOPSIES.  Case 1.—W. B., male, white, aged 54, was brought to Joseph's Hospital in July, 1900, in an unconscious condition. From others it was learned that he was

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