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March 7, 1885

PARIS LETTER.

JAMA. 1885;IV(10):274-275. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390850022008

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Abstract

Paris, Feb. 13, 1885.

At a recent clinical lecture at the Hotel Dieu, Prof. Germain See thought proper to expatiate on the diagnosis, or rather the characteristic appearances of the eruptions of the various eruptive fevers, as he found that at the examinations for the doctorate, the candidates generally manifested an unpardonable amount of ignorance on the subject. Prof. See pointed out the necessity for using the clinical thermometer in such cases, as indeed in all caases of fever, and rendered justice to Wunderlich for his admirable researches on thermometry, which have singularly facilitated the diagnosis of various maladies which would otherwise have been enveloped in obscurity. For instance, apropos of eruptive fevers, the study of the temperature of the body during an attack of fever would be indispensable, as before the appearance of an eruption the exanthematous fevers do not present any pathognomonic sign, and it is here that

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