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August 23, 1890

GASTRO-HEPATIC FEVER.Read in the Section of Practice of Medicine at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held in Nashville, Tenn., May, 1880.

JAMA. 1890;XV(8):280-282. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410340012001c

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Abstract

The subject of fever has engaged the attention of medical men for many centuries. Some of the most able minds of every age have employed their powers in the examination of this important matter, and have endeavored to hand down to posterity the result of their observations and reflections. But what was practical knowledge to them, has been too often anything but knowledge to those who have endeavored to study and understand their works. We may take two cases of fever, uulike in cause, in tendency to favorable or unfavorable termination, and widely differing as to medical appliances necessary to produce a favorable result, and yet there may be such sameness in their general and even particular characteristics, that he who can make Nature breathe in every line, may find it difficult to write a description such that one may readily be distinguished from the other, even by men highly

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