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Shortly before his death, Strümpell wrote in his autobiography: "December 24, 1881, in the afternoon, I sat down at my writing-table and proudly traced these words in large letters on the uppermost sheet of a thick mass of paper, 'First Chapter. Typhoid Fever.' That the book thus begun should have such unusual success and that I forty-two years later, in my seventy-first year, should be working on the twenty-fifth edition, I then could neither foresee nor assume." Of this book, 95,000 copies in German have been sold, and it has appeared in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Turkish and Japanese translations, in some cases in several editions. A translation by Herman F. Vickery and Philip Comps Knapp of Boston from the second and third German editions was published by Appleton & Co. in 1892, and the fourth edition, based on the seventeenth German, appeared in 1911. Strümpell's textbook is
Lehrbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie der inneren Krankheiten. Für Studierende und Aerzte. JAMA. 1926;86(24):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670500045029
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