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November 25, 1905

SOME OBSERVATIONS ON TREATMENT OF YELLOW FEVER.

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NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1620-1622. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510220006001c

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Abstract

While prophylaxis is the step most important to any community threatened with yellow fever, we must do something for the patient who already has the disease, and, to those inexperienced in the management of cases, this is really the most interesting viewpoint of the subject. All that we can do in some cases often comes to naught, as in patients who seem to be overwhelmed by the virulence of the poison from the very start, with marked congestion in the algid condition, which may soon be followed by anuria, feeble, rapid pulse and death. There is also another class of cases in which, either from the small amount of poison injected by the mosquito into the patient, or the splendid eliminating powers of the organs, the toxin seems to be thrown off with such rapidity that it is hardly necessary to aid Nature in the fight. These two opposite conditions

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