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July 22, 1893

TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.Read in the Section of Practice of Medicine, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(4):124-127. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420560020002d

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When the chairman of this Section invited me to read a paper here on the hydriatic treatment of typhoid fever in private practice, I wrote him that I would come but only deliver a short sermon on this text.

The cool bath treatment of typhoid fever can, ought, and will be carried out in private practice. This method can be carried out in private practice; this I know, because I have been using it now for almost three and one-half years during which time I treated over ninety-five cases and must have had administered over 5,000 baths. Incidentally I would remark that so far I have never been called on account of any mishap or dangerous symptom depending on the baths. Now I think what I have done any of you can accomplish. My patients belong to the class of artisans and laborers, thus representing the masses of the people

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