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—In The Journal of October 1, 1887, I notice a paper entitled "Aids in the Prevention of Fevers," by Dr. R. W. Seay, of Louisiana. It may be of some corroborative interest to readers of The Journal to have my experience in the same line laid before them. Having a city practice and being particularly interested in midwifery, it has been my fortune, good or bad as the case may be, to be called upon to treat quite a large number of abortions, both natural and the result of criminal practices, either by the patient or some of the professional scoundrels that abound in all cities. It has for four or five years been my practice (as an absolute rule), in all these cases, to give for the first 72 to 96 hours after the expulsion of fœtus, etc., hourly doses of tinct. veratrum viride. I have never
John W. Johnson. PREVENTIVE TREATMENT.. JAMA. 1887;IX(17):542–543. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400160030010