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October 1, 1887

AIDS IN THE PREVENTION OF FEVERS.Abstract of a Paper read before the Section on Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(14):430. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400130014001c

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Abstract

In July, 1883, I was called to see L. G. L., who was suffering from a severe attack of remittent fever, from which he had not been free for the past seven days. By a judicious course of treatment his fever was abated by noon next day. I called in the evening, and as I was cautioning him to take sulphate of quinine as I directed, and that if, in spite of the treatment, the fever should return, he must take a fluid mixture I left to be taken during the existence of the fever, he said: "Can't I take some of the fever mixture whether the fever is on me or not?" I thought a moment, and as I looked upon his pale, emaciated face and knew the disastrous effects a return of fever would have upon him, and as I hoped to be able to see him again

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