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September 25, 1897

Widal's Typhoid Agglutination Reaction.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(13):657. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440390047014

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St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 19, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I have read with a great deal of interest an editorial appearing in your issue of September 18, entitled "Evidence which tends to weaken the value of Widal's Typhoid Agglutination Reaction." I had read the discussion upon this subject which took place at the last meeting of the American Medical Association, and was very much impressed with the fact that where the most careful work has been done there has seemed to be the least divergence of opinion as to the value of this reaction, and the general nature of the reports made as well as the special report made by the Committee seemed to me to leave but little that could cast any doubt upon the specificity of the reaction. The discussion at the recent meeting of the British Medical Society in Montreal, to which I listened with a great

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