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August 8, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(6):309-310. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430840025002f

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Before continuing the discussion, on the disinfectant and eliminative treatment of typhoid fever, which was presented in a former paper, we wish to notice some criticisms upon this method read at the last meeting of the American Medical Association at Atlanta. The distinguished chairman of the section on general medicine, attacks rather severely, the advocates of the new method, calling them "heretics of the worst possible stamp." because they do not choose to "swim in his puddle with him." Being himself an advocate of hydrotherapy of most enthusiastic stamp, he takes issue with all those who differ from him, and triumphantly declares it "impossible to disinfect 25 feet of intestinal canal, with such remedies as Woodbridge recommends." He may find before getting through with the discussion of this important subject that there are "more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosphy"; also that there are

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