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November 10, 1883

BLOOD-LETTING.

JAMA. 1883;I(18):532-534. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390180012001d

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Abstract

In the Journal Of the American Medical Association for September 22d, is an article entitled “Good Remedies out of Fashion,” by Dr. C. T. Hare, President of the Metropolitan Counties Branch of the British Medical Association, in relation to emetics and blood-letting.

In regard to the utility of emetics in the cases adduced there are probably very many who coincide with the opinions of Dr. Hare, while, in reference to the propriety of bleeding in the congestive conditions alluded to, and others of a similar nature, a vast majority of practitioners, including nearly all the younger, would, perhaps, withhold their assent. The signs of the times, however, seem to indicate that a beneficial change of opinion upon this subject is about to occur; and the writer cannot but express his gratification that another distinguished authority has added his testimony in favor of a practice that, abused as it may have

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