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October 27, 1894

SEROTHERAPY; INOCULATION WITH SERUM IN TYPHOID FEVER.A CASE FOLLOWED BY RECOVERY.

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MAJOR AND SURGEON, U. S. ARMY, FORT SHERIDAN, ILL.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(17):637-638. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421220009001e

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Abstract

The treatment of various disorders with toxine inoculations is as yet in its infancy—it may turn out to be a fallacy. It can not be denied, however, that it has in a number of well-authenticated instances achieved remarkable results, and there is sufficient justification for its use, at least in sickness where all the usual remedies have proved unavailing.

When a number of such cases shall have been collected in the literature, establishing favorable effects, this method of treatment will find more general introduction and the statistics of a larger number will then assign it its proper place. This is my reason for publication of this case:

J. F. H., aged 23, after two weeks of prodromal symptoms—headache, general aching, irregular chills followed by short attacks of fever, loss of appetite, was admitted to hospital with a temperature of 103.4, severe headache, loose discharges, heavily coated tongue, roseola over abdomen—a

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