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January 18, 1941

APPARENT CURE OF A TYPHOID CARRIER WITH SOLUBLE IODOPHTHALEIN

Author Affiliations

Honolulu, T. H. Director, Bureau of Communicable Diseases
From the Board of Health, Territory of Hawaii.

JAMA. 1941;116(3):220. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820030001010
Abstract

The report of Saphir and Howell1 describing an apparent cure of a carrier of the typhoid-paratyphoid group by the oral administration of soluble iodophthalein has such potential significance from a public health standpoint that it was considered advisable to record another case in which the administration of the same drug was followed by the disappearance of Eberthella typhi from the stool.

REPORT OF CASE  C. B., a man aged 34, a Filipino living at the Hawaiian Homestead, Hoolehua, Molokai, was seen by a physician (P. W.) on the afternoon of Sept. 23, 1937. He gave a history of having felt "sick" since September 8 but he had not gone to bed. He complained of severe headache on September 17 but felt better on the 18th and 19th. On the 20th the symptoms became so severe that he went to bed. He summoned his physician on the 23d. The physician,

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