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November 27, 1897

Typhoid Fever.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(22):1126. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440480042010

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Abstract

Shaftsburg, Mich., Nov. 15, 1897.

To the Editor:  —My experience with the Woodbridge treatment of typhoid fever leads me to these conclusions: The treatment will abort the fever as claimed, but it does not leave the patient immune. I certainly have on different occasions, noticed that fact. Immunity is secured, it would seem, only by the full and complete saturation of the system by the toxins (or whatever else you may call it) as in the old treatment, which allowed the fever to run for weeks. But the old methods are by no means safe. The greater safety is in aborting it. While there is this one drawback, immunity not secured, Dr. Woodbridge has enabled us to speak with confidence as to our prognosis. This treatment enables us to give more latitude to the diet and makes feeding much easier. In a country practice this is very desirable.

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