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March 14, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVI(11):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430630010002b

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During my service from Oct. 1, 1895 to Jan. 1,1896, there were admitted eighteen cases of typhoid fever all of which were treated by the Woodbridge method, only that the tablets were given in double doses, two every half hour in place of one every fifteen minutes. Of these cases four had intestinal hemorrhage, none commencing later than the fourth day of treatment; we had very little tympanites; no sordes, tongue rarely found dry and then only for a short time, practically no delirium. Three cases had relapse, one a slight recrudescence of four or five days, the other two had an elevation of 2 or 3 degrees and it was ten to fourteen days before the temperature reached normal again; no cause could be discovered. Two or three were nauseated by the treatment and it was suspended for a few hours and subnitrate of bismuth given, when the treatment

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