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May 30, 1896

DISCUSSION ON ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN, DR. WILLIAM E. QUINE, OF CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(22):1072-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430740024002h

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Dr. J. T. Priestley, of Iowa—With regard to the so-called Woodbridge treatment of typhoid fever, I made a report to our State society two weeks ago. For some time I had been impressed with the idea of intestinal antisepsis, and, in fact, got my first impression from Dr. George B. Wood. Dr. Wood, however, made the fatal mistake of blocking up the bowel with opium. Then came Birney Yeo's so-called chlorin treatment, for which he gave me the formula. Under that method I treated thirty-seven cases of typhoid without a single death. I judged at that time, as I do now, that the typhoid which we have been having through Iowa has been of an unusually mild character. Having had a personal knowledge of Dr. Woodbridge's work, I employed his treatment in forty-one cases of typhoid which I reported before the State Society of Iowa. Only two of that number

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