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May 5, 1888

SOME POINTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.Read to the Thirty-first Annual Meeting of the Missouri State Med. Association, Kansas City, Mo., April 19, 1888.

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JAMA. 1888;X(18):544-546. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400440004001a

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I shall not fatigue this body with a labored paper on typhoid fever, giving in detail its history, etiology, clinical characteristics, etc., for being, as you are, busy workers in the profession, you are in no need of an exhaustive and exhausting elaboration of the subject. I feel safe in taking it for granted that you are all familiar with the literature.

Through the researches of Koch, Eberth, Meyer, Friedländer, Gaffky, and later of Fränkel and Simonds, the typhoid bacillus has become an entity that must not (and cannot safely) be lost sight of during the progress of a case and after its termination.

The points I propose to present are the result of observations made in hospital and private practice during the past sixteen years, some of them being more particularly emphasized during a series of cases occurring within the past six months.

I think we are too much

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