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November 11, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(20):1468-1476. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510200014001c

REVIEW OF LITERATURE.  The symptom-complex of typhoid fever seems to have been recognized by the earliest observers; not, however, under its present name, but by a number of different ones, derived from various characteristics of the disease, viz., from the character of the fever and its duration, from the predominance of nervous or intestinal symptoms, from septic manifestations, from its resemblance to other fevers, from its mode of prevalence, and from its supposed origin.Hippocrates'1 description of a fever observed by him would form an excellent clinical picture of what we now term typhoid fever.From Spigelius, in the seventeenth century, to the present time, various writers have described a disease which, clinically and pathologically, resembled typhoid fever.

FREQUENCY OF TYPHOID IN CHILDREN.  The occurrence of typhoid in children appears to have been an early observation. It seems quite impractical, however, to arrive at any accurate estimate of its