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December 12, 1936

THE VALUE OF FEVER THERAPY FOR GONORRHEA

JAMA. 1936;107(24):1942-1946. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770500008003
Abstract

My purpose in this report is to present the results obtained by treating 100 patients having gonococcic infection by artificial fever. Physically produced fever in the management of gonorrhea is not to be regarded as just another treatment method to be added to the countless ones in which all physicians have been disappointed, for the results to be described can be and are being duplicated by others. It will not be claimed that gonorrhea is now any more curable than it formerly was, becaus'e the older methods, with sensible application and faithful cooperation on the part of the patient, generally resulted in cure; but great patience and perseverance was often necessary, and serious complications often occurred somewhere along the tedious course of the disease. Too frequently both patient and doctor became discouraged or careless before a cure was accomplished.

Fever therapy now offers immediate symptomatic relief and cure in such

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