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November 3, 1883

Dear Dr. Davis

JAMA. 1883;I(17):515. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390170023007

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I am much pleased with your report on Prac. Med., and notice your recipe for typhoid fever. For several years, I have used a prescription for typhoid fever somewhat as follows, and have been much pleased with it. Almost all of my typhoid fever patients recover, though I have no hospital practice.

[unk]. Sugar, gum arabic, spts. turpentine, āā.............[unk]i.

Syr. ipecac...............[unk]ii.

Iodide sodium.............gr. x.

Cinnamon water, q. s. ft.... [unk]ii.

ft. sol....................

S. Teaspoonful every 2 to 4 hours.

Sponging with warm or cold water is grateful. Small doses t. d. of quinine in some cases; sub. nit. bismuth and salicine to check diarrhœa, about cover the drugs used.

Good soups, fresh fruit juices, as from baked apples, and their well-cooked pulp, and orange and lemon juices, and sometimes liquid lactopeptine t. d. after nourishment, a teaspoonful. Fruit juices are too much neglected in fevers.

Change body linen every 24

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