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November 16, 1918


JAMA. 1918;71(20):1683. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600460063024

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To the Editor:  —During the recent epidemic of influenza I saw a great number of cases in which one of the most prominent symptoms was hemorrhage from the nose, which lasted usually several days and was often profuse. What struck me in these cases was that none of the patients developed pneumonia and all recovered.... Does this bleeding give us a hint to employ bloodletting more frequently in cases in which pneumonia is suspected or beginning to develop?

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