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October 15, 1887

THE TREATMENT OF MALARIAL FEVERS IN THE INFANT AND THE YOUNG CHILD.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(16):493-495. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400150013001d

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Abstract

As a great majority of my cases of sickness in children have been of malarial origin, I will at least make an attempt to give some of my ideas, or rather mode of treatment, of such diseases. I said a great majority of my practice is of this character, which, no doubt, is correct, as I can only call to mind two cases of diphtheria treated, and I have been through a mild and short epidemic of scarlet fever in a practice of ten years. Still, at the same time, I do not wish to convey the idea that our part of Arkansas is more pregnant with malarial poison than many other portions of the United States, which are not considered uninhabitable.

My home is an old town, and a place probably of 2000 inhabitants, with the surrounding country thickly settled, and the town several hundred feet above the sea

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