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October 20, 1888

The Acid Treatment of Yellow Fever and other Fevers, and Scorbutic Conditions Generally.

JAMA. 1888;XI(16):573. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400680033010

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Dear Sir:  —In view of the ravages of yellow fever in the South and elsewhere, it is the bounden duty of physicians to resort to all promising means of relief to prevent and stay its destructive course, and for this purpose I desire to invite attention again to the great value of the acids and acidulous substances in the hygienic and medicinal treatment of all such diseases, and particularly to the superior sanative properties of nitro-hydrochloric acid as a germicide, antiseptic, febrifuge, alterative, hæmostatic, tonic, etc., in contagious, infectious and pernicious fevers, as well as analogous diseases, both internally and externally, as a prophylactic and curative. I can truly testify to the great practical utility of nitro-hydrochloric acid in inflamed and festering throat, diphtheria, scarlet, variolous, puerperal, typhus, ship, malarial, bilious, and other fevers, with their allied toxic, putrid and scorbutic conditions, constitutional and local, but have had no practical

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