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January 29, 1938

CORRECTION-REACTIONS TO FEVER THERAPY

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Rochester, Minn.

JAMA. 1938;110(5):387. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790050065020

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In The Journal, May 18, 1935, page 1779, appeared an article, "Fever Therapy: Results for Gonorrheal Arthritis, Chronic Infectious (Atrophic) Arthritis, and Other Forms of `Rheumatism,' " written by me with Charles H. Slocumb and Walter C. Popp. On page 1787 (reprint page 25) under the heading "Physiologic Reactions to Fever Therapy" appeared this statement: "In about 3 per cent of cases, protracted anorexia and nausea and frequent vomiting may be encountered for from twenty-four to forty-eight hours, but this condition can be promptly overcome by the intravenous administration of from 500 to 1,000 cc. of 10 per cent dextrose and 10 per cent saline solution." The proper concentration of the latter solution was incorrectly stated and should of course have read 1.0 per cent saline solution. The stenographic error was unfortunately not noted in subsequent manuscript and proof readings. A London correspondent has called my attention to

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