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June 20, 1908

Typhoid Feveb.

JAMA. 1908;L(25):2078. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530510046015

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The object of this book is to give the essential facts in relation to the spread and the prevention of typhoid fever. There is a most interesting introduction by Prof. W. A. Sedgwick of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which shows very succinctly that typhoid fever is a disease of defective civilization and that for every case of typhoid some one should be educated rather than hanged as suggested by some. Mr. Whipple's book greatly facilitates this education. Professor Sedgwick also points out the great merit of the English physician William Budd in conclusively showing so long ago as 1873 that typhoid fever is a decidedly contagious disease, a fact that probably is not sufficiently appreciated by many physicians even to-day. Turning now to the contents we find that Mr. Whipple's description of the symptoms, bacteriology and immunology of typhoid fever is clear and correct with adequte detail for the

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