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November 24, 1888

THE CARBON COMPOUNDS.THEIR TRUE PLACE IN THE TREATMENT OF FEVERS—OR THE PARTICULAR TYPES OF FEVER IN WHICH THEY ARE INDICATED—WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF AMMONIUM SALICYLATE IN THE TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER. Read before the Virginia State Medical Society, at a Meeting held in Norfolk, Va., October 24, 1888.

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OF NORFOLK, VA.

JAMA. 1888;XI(21):736-740. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400720016001d

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Abstract

The older members of this Society may remember that about fifteen years ago (1873) I had the honor of presenting a paper entitled "Some Points in the Pathology of Typhoid Fever which Furnish Indications of Treatment," in which I suggested a plan of treating that disease differing greatly from those usually pursued. I think it due to the Society that it be kept informed of the history of a suggestion in which some interest may be felt, from its having been first made on this floor, and which has since attracted considerable attention.

My object now is, not only to fulfil this obligation, but also to comment upon a modification which has been proposed. And this will lead us to a discussion of the true place of the carbon compounds in the treatment of fevers, and to show that their selection is of much consequence, and becomes almost a matter

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