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April 14, 1906

A Better Treatment of Pneumonia Wanted—The "Galbraith Quinin-Iron Method."

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(15):1122-1123. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510420052016

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Omaha, Neb., April 3, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Recently, after having a chill and feeling badly I wondered, should my case develop into a pneumonia, whether my physician would give me the best chance to live by employing the modern treatment indicated in your recent editorial. It has been disappointing not to have learned more about the "Galbraith quinin-iron treatment" of pneumonia from those in a position to try and better their statistics. The death rate from acute lobar pneumonia is high, and hospital statistics during many years show no great improvement in its treatment. Every one acquainted with Dr. Galbraith knows him as an experienced and exceedingly practical "allaround" man; his diagnosis in a case or series of cases of pneumonia can be as absolutely relied on as that of any physician, wherever located. It is this knowledge of the man that leads me to have faith in what

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