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Woodhull, Ill., July 20, 1896.
To the Editor:
—It was with considerable pleasure and satisfaction that I read the decision of the court of appeals of Colorado, Jones vs. Vroom, reported in our Journal, July 18, page 169. The reason it is interesting to me is that I have a case pending, to come in the October term of court, where I have been sued for the loss of an eye from typhoid fever. My case was one of four cases that got their contagion in the same locality. Three different physicians treated the four cases. They were all extremely bad cases and they all died except this one case which lived, but has lost the sight of one eye from sloughing of the cornea. The case you reported appears to be very similar to mine, except the fact that they promised to provide a specialist and did not, while
McClanahan WS. Typhoid Secondary Infection.. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(4):220. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430820048014