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August 27, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(9):257-261. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400080001001

LECTURE ON THE TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.  BY PROF. DR. HERMANN VON ZIEMSSEN, DIRECTOR OF THE MEDICAL CLINIC IN MUNICH.Since typhoid fever was recognized as a disease sui generis it has always stood as the prototype of acute infectious diseases, and on that account it should be studied with especial diligence.After the anatomical nature of typhoid fever was determined in the first part of this century, and it was definitely separated from typhus fever, there was begun a reform in every way in the treatment of the disease. The older of the now living physicians still remember the time of the so-called indifferent therapy of typhoid of 30 to 45 years ago. The brilliant results of the water-treatment of typhoid fever (on Currie's precedent mostly by cold douches) were forgotten in the next decade, and again brought to light in the fifties. With the introduction of the cold