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Cleveland, July 8, 1897.
To the Editor:
—The current issue of the Journal contains a politely worded attack on the "Woodbridge Treatment" for typhoid fever, by John N. Upshur, M.D.As Dr. Upshur confesses that he has no practical, and as the many inaccuracies in his allusions show that he has no theoretical, knowledge on the subject, his article ought perhaps to be passed unnoticed, but his high and numerous titles, and his assumption of a knowledge which he does not possess, justifies the application of the principle that "ignorance of the law gives no exemption from its penalties," I therefore ask you to accord me a little space in your already over-crowded columns to answer him, not on my own account, because these last years have rendered me callous to such mild sarcasms as flow so smoothly from the Doctor's facile pen; not because he has criticized the "Woodbridge
Woodbridge JE. The Treatment of Typhoid Fever.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(3):138-139. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440290044010