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July 3, 1897

CLINICAL REPORT ON SERUM DIAGNOSIS IN TYPHOID FEVER.

Author Affiliations

ASSISTANT RESIDENT PHYSICIAN JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, BALTIMORE, MD.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):7-10. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270007001d
Abstract

The work upon serum diagnosis in typhoid fever, which I shall report, was begun with Dr. Camac in October 1896, at a time when most of the cases in the Hospital were either far advanced in the disease or convalescent, so that my first experience was with cases in which the diagnosis had been previously definitely determined. In some of these cases the blood was given to me for examination without any knowledge on my part of the clinical diagnosis, while in the majority of the cases I was thoroughly familiar with the clinical course of the disease before the tests were made. I have since had occasion to test many cases in which the diagnosis was uncertain. I thought it best to omit in this report the examinations of specmens sent me from cases outside of the hospital, as I can not in every case be sure of the

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