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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?
Bacon. CG. An Inquiry. JAMA. 1893;XXI(6):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420580034013
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