I believe most people now use the steroids instead of fever therapy because it is so much simpler and easier. I still feel that there is a definite place for fever therapy, particularly in acute fulminating disease. I can remember several patients who did not do much on adequate doses of steroids but who had a fine response to fever therapy.
—Paul A. Chandler, Boston, Massachusetts
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