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July 27, 1895

The Woodbridge Treatment of Typhoid Fever.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(4):166. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430300038011

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Toledo, Ohio, July 14, 1895.

To the Editor:  —One extremely warm day I found upstairs in a one and a half story house a poorly nourished young unmarried woman, with a temperature of 105 degrees. The temperature of the air in the room was unbearable to me. I had her removed to a room on the ground floor, and thought her trouble due to the intolerable heat to which she had been exposed almost constantly for several days. She soon became delirious which was followed in a few hours by a comatose condition which lasted three days.The conditions surrounding the patient and the unusually rapid overpowering of the nervous system so masked the real disease that neither the physician who saw her in consultation nor myself diagnosed typhoid fever until the unconsciousness had passed away. Four other persons, two in the same house, and two in the house adjoining

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