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December 16, 1893

CHOLERA INFANTUM—ITS TREATMENT IN MALARIAL LOCALITIES.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):924-925. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770014001e

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The application of the term, cholera infantum, is so various, both in the medical profession and by the laity, that it will be necessary for me to define the term as I wish it to be understood in this paper. By it I have reference to a disease of early childhood, in which there is exalted excitability of the nerve centers and of their meninges caused by continuous high atmospheric temperature, producing high fever and causing sudden attacks of forced vomiting and frequent, copious, liquid purging; which if not controlled results in exhaustion and death in a short space of time. The disease is most common from the sixth month to the end of the third year of life. It may occur in the midst of perfect health in a well nourished and well fed child, or it may be preceded by symptoms of cerebro-spinal irritation, or it may occur

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