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August 10, 1889

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(6):210-212. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440040030010

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Abstract

Prof. Bouchard's Mixed Method of Treating Typhoid Fever—The Pernicious Influence of Artificial Feeding on Young Children—Dr. Du Castel on the Antiseptic Treatment of Blenorrhagia—Injections of Carbolic Acid in the Treatment of Carbuncle—Soap as an Antidote for Carbolic Acid.

Professor Bouchard has a mixed method of treating typhoid which consists in the application, within certain limits, of antithermic and general antisepsy. General antisepsy is obtained by mercurial preparations. At the onset only of the fever, during four days, the patient takes 20 pills of 2 centigrams of calomel per day. Balneotherapy is prescribed as follows: As soon as the rectal temperature passes 40° C., cold baths, to the number of eight in the twenty-four hours, should be given. These baths should maintain the body at a temperature of from 37° C. to 37.5° C. If these baths do not sufficiently lower the temperature, the sulphate of quinine should be prescribed. This

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