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October 23, 1897

Woodbridge Versus Typhoid Fever.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(17):865. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440430045011

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San Diego, Cal., Oct. 9, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I heartily concur with your correspondent "M." that the time is opportune to determine the status of Woodbridge's method as an abortifacient of typhoid fever. Certain it is that no just conclusion can be attained through acrimonious discussions in the medical journals, and meanwhile, possibly, humanity suffers. I would therefore suggest an appeal to the Académie de Médecine of Paris, members of which would doubtless be willing to pass upon a subject of such importance. There hospital and other facilities are unsurpassed, and it is well known that in times past its members have solved many problems of interest to the medical and scientific world.For example, says Pareira, homeopathy has been fairly put to the test of experiment by some of the members of the Académie, and the result was a failure. Andral tried it on 140 patients, in the

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