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October 12, 1912

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1912;LIX(15):1378-1381. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100146018
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12. 1912

THE UTILIZATION OF THE HIGH-CALORIE DIET IN TYPHOID FEVER  The employment of a more liberal diet, consisting of 4,000 calories and upward per day, in the management of typhoid fever has received prominence as the result of the painstaking studies of Shaffer and Coleman.1 The excellent outcome which they have reported has inspired a wide-spread interest in the subject. Physiologically it appears decidedly reasonable to prevent the loss of body weight and preserve nutritive equilibrium in any condition in which profound demands are made on the body's store of energy, especially when the deficit is likely to be prolonged over a considerable period of time. Nothing short of the excellent recoveries, the relative absence of relapses and other favorable features reported

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