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August 23, 1884

THE RATIONAL TREATMENT OF ASIATIC CHOLERA.

JAMA. 1884;III(8):223. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390570027010

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Abstract

BY J. R. UHLER, M.D., BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

In an article upon Asiatic Cholera, printed in this journal Aug. 9, among other things, hypodermic injections of water, or artificial serum, into the areolar tissue, are suggested in quantity sufficient to supply the waste from the bowels. This I think useful treatment, but the method of applying it does not seem to be the best, since the quantity of fluid needed would, if used in a few places, distend the tissues under the skin to such an extent as to produce large cavities, abscesses, and much discomfort, and if only a small quantity were injected in each place so many punctures would be required as to render it highly objectionable to most patients. A better plan, it seems to me (which I employed to nourish a patient who could not swallow), would be to use two or four hypodermic syringes deprived of

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