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January 22, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(4):108-110. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391290024011

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Antiseptic Treatment of Summer Diarrhœa—Officers of the Academy—Hospital Saturday and Sunday Fund.

At the last meeting of the Academy of Medicine Dr. L. Emmett Holt read a paper on the "Antiseptic Treatment of Summer Diarrhœa," which seems likely to have a marked effect upon the manner of dealing with this affection in the future. As he truthfully remarked, an examination of even the most recent text-books on the diseases of children will show that practically the same methods of treatment are inculcated which were in vogue fifty years ago; so that there would certainly appear to be some "room for improvement."

Dr. Holt said that he made use of the term summer diarrhœa as designating an affection with which all were familiar, but which did not involve any points of pathology about which there might be differences of opinion. While acknowledging the prime importance of suitable

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