BY H. RAYMOND ROGERS, M.D., DUNKIRK, N. Y.
Words of warning come from the East, of the approach of cholera in its worst form. To the medical profession, therefore, to be forewarned should be to be forearmed. The duty of the hour is to look well to our conceptions of the disease—its cause, its pathology and its treatment. We have to-day only the experience of the past to guide us. This, confessedly, is not assuring; since all theories and all forms of treatment have been fruitful only of disastrous results. In fact, no treatment at all has given nearly as good results as the most scientific treatment. The average mortality has ever been 50 per cent, of the persons attacked.
Under these circumstances only one course is open to us, i. e., to boldly discard all old theories, and every system of practice, and improve the opportunity to study each