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Milton, Del., Oct. 9, 1897.
To the Editor:
—We have been watching the controversy which has been going on between Drs. Woodbridge and Upshur, yet it has not been interesting or edifying to your readers for we have been looking for them to say something to confirm the abortive treatment of typhoid fever or vice versa. While we have not been able to indorse all that Dr. Woodbridge claims, yet we have reason to believe that there is some good in it and the antiseptics which he uses. We have ever believed in antisepticising of the alimentary canal in every disease, and purging out the accumulation of the ages, following this with some antiseptic remedy. There can never any harm occur from this course, but many, many times great good. But let the doctors comment and criticise each other as they may about the abortive treatment of Dr. W., however
Hopkins JA. Wants the Discussion Continued.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(16):811. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440420045012