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August 25, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXIII(8):318. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421130028003

Although it might have been reasonably hoped that the remedial treatment of Asiatic cholera had lost practical interest for the profession in this country, the steady western extension of the epidemic in Europe and the recent disturbing appearance of cases in the Thames, hint at a contingency when it may become necessary to begin again the hitherto almost fruitless task of therapeutic experiment with this disease. Such a consideration lends especial importance and timeliness to the results of the researches of Dr. Fullerton, as set forth in his paper1 read before the Ohio State Medical Society at its meeting of May 16, ult., and in which he arrives at the conclusion that, " If there is any reasoning in therapeutics— either by analysis or by synthesis, the American method that has done so much, or the Continental, that has promised so much—with vigilance, activity and bravery, the mortality from cholera

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