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January 5, 1895

The Treatment vs. the Abortion of Typhoid Fever.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(1):29. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430010047009

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Youngstown, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1894.

To the Editor:  —During the past year you have published four papers on typhoid fever, which I had read before the Mississippi Valley Medical, the American Medical and the Mahoning County Medical Societies. Those papers were all written for one object,—to prove that typhoid fever can be aborted—a difficult enough task surely; without wasting much time in giving details of a treatment which I did not suppose many would care to try until very conclusive evidence of its efficacy had been presented, but although, some physicians have secured most brilliant results from the treatment by relying on these published directions as their only guide, I fully recognize their inadequacy and have always intended to write a treatise on the abortive treatment of typhoid fever, as soon as there seemed to be a demand for it.Since the publication of my first paper in February last,

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