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August 25, 1894

TYPHOID FEVER.Read in the Section on Practice of Medicine, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(8):311-315. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421130021001i

It was my intention to have made in this paper an effort to discuss from the scientist's standpoint the etiology and treatment of typhoid fever, but the positive expressions within the past few weeks of the opinions of many of the greatest thinkers of the age, that typhoid fever can not be aborted, and in fact, that the internal exhibition of drugs can have no curative effect, warns me that I have essayed enough and that this paper had better be devoted to strengthening the evidence that the claims already made are valid, and avoid as much as possible enlarging the territory which I shall have to defend. I feel that I do not owe the Section any apology for this change, because this is a disease that according to eminent authority "destroys annually the lives of 50,000 of our people, leads to the very brink of the grave more

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