The last two decades or more have witnessed the growth and rapid development of the idea that patients suffering from typhoid fever should be liberally fed on a judiciously chosen general diet, rather than maintained, as of old, on scant and meager "fluid" nourishment. The establishment of the fact that this disease is in all probability a bacteriemia or blood infection, accompanied by or accompanying specific intestinal lesions has directed the attention of the therapeutist toward the
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