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August 1, 1896

Typhoid Fever Treatment.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(5):275. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430830045008

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Poland, Ohio, June 15, 1896.

To the Editor:  —I am always glad to have an opportunity to say a word for the Woodbridge typhoid fever treatment... I am surpised and amazed at its success. The unusually dry summer of last year in this locality caused our wells to go dry, or nearly so, the average wells not having more than from six to eight inches of water in them, the users exhausting the supply nearly every day. This condition of affairs continued for some time and the few slight rains that we had in the early autumn washed the filth and garbage which had been decaying during the hot summer from the surface of the ground into the wells, and as a result the germs of typhoid infected the water and an epidemic of the fever prevailed in our town of about 600 inhabitants. There were in all about twenty

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