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September 7, 1918

Typhoid Fever Considered as a Problem of Scientific Medicine.

JAMA. 1918;71(10):847. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600360063023

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In this book the author undertakes to deal with typhoid fever as a problem of scientific medicine rather than to handle it as a question solely of the clinic or of the laboratory. The point of view is broad and the treatment, on the whole, well balanced. The treatise illustrates one of the newer tendencies in American medicine, and, it is to be hoped, will prove a forerunner of other books on special topics which shall not only give critical surveys of the enormous mass of accumulated research, much of which may otherwise remain unassimilated and valueless, but shall also stimulate investigation by pointing out unsettled questions. Such books are sure to serve the cause of medical advancement.

As might be anticipated from the author's own work, the chapters on immunization, the practical aspects of vaccination, and vaccine and serum treatment are particularly full and discriminating. The chapter on the

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