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August 30, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(9):248-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390580024012

Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:—  It has seemed proper to me to call the attention of the profession to the valuable article on the treatment of Asiatic cholera, by Dr. S. S. Todd, in the Journal for Aug. 9, not only because the subject is peculiarly opportune at the present time and the method proposed seems exceedingly rational, but for the reason that, some time ago, a similar proposition was made by a German writer, and the statement that the plan has hitherto been untried needs modification.Prof. Samuel, of Königsberg, in 1883, published a brochure on Subcutaneous Infusion as a Method of Treatment of Cholera, in which he proposed at some length a plan similar to that recommended by Dr. Todd; the same writer has recently reiterated his views,1 a synopsis of which I believe will be of interest and value.In his

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