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August 7, 1897

The Treatment of Typhoid Fever.—A Reply to Dr. John Eliot Woodbridge.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(6):293-294. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440320037009

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Richmond, Va., July 19, 1897.

To the Editor:  —The Journal of July 17 contains a communication from Dr. John Eliot Woodbridge criticising my paper published in the current number of the Journal, June 3. I would pass this communication unnoticed, but the writer overlooks my disavowal in my paper of any intention to treat him with discourtesy, and descends to offensive personalities. I pass these by with the single criticism that Dr. Woodbridge has misunderstood me.I read the paper in the Section of Practice at the recent meeting of the Association. Dr. Woodbridge was a member of that Section, and I do not understand why he should have waited until now to criticise my position. If not present at the time my paper was read he was when the discussion came up. I was not present during the few remarks he made, and which are reported in the proceedings.

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