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August 5, 1893

An Inquiry.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(6):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420580034013

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Abstract

Fulton, N. Y., July 24, 1893.

To the Editor:  —Will some of your contributors give reasons why venesection is not as useful in relieving acute diseases, viz: pneumonia, now, as it was fifty years ago? Also the causes why epistaxis and other hemorrhages in the young, are so uncommon now compared with 1840 to 1870? During that period I was frequently applied to, to arrest nose bleed, more often for the young under 20 years of age. For the last twenty years, I do not remember of being called in a single instance excepting in a few cases of severe exanthematic to relieve nose bleeding. Has the diet, the mode of living, the less physical labor endured, or what has made the difference?

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