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September 23, 1905

THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER IN CHILDREN.A PLEA FOR ENTEROCLYSIS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(13):903-905. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510130023001f
Abstract

In attempting to give a very brief outline of my methods of managing typhoid fever in children, it is well to preface my remarks by saying that I will confine myself strictly to those methods which my experience has found most satisfactory; it is hoped that by so doing I may invite a free discussion and thus gain some additional knowledge on this perennial subject.

To manage a case of typhoid fever in a child successfully, we must be sure of our diagnosis and fully understand the child. An early diagnosis is not an easy matter, because the disease is frequently ushered in under the guise of some acute disorder which greatly postpones a decision. Usually the child has been ill for six or seven days before the physician is called. At this time we may find a temperature ranging from 101 to 104 degrees. The symptoms may strongly suggest

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