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September 27, 1890

SPECIFIC TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.Read in the Section of Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held in Nashville, Tenn., May 22, 1890.

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PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, KANSAS CITY MEDICAL COLLEGE, KANSAS CITY, MO.

JAMA. 1890;XV(13):465-467. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410390017002c

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Abstract

While it might seem the subject of the treatment of typhoid fever is well worn, and that but little progress has been made in its treatment during the last decade, it is yet true that much diversity yet obtains as to its therapeutics, and its rational and specific treatment is far in the rear of both its etiology and pathology.

Long before the microscopic discoveries of Koch and other investigators, the thinking members of the profession recognized the fact that there was a specific cause for typhoid fever, and many other diseases, and attempts were made at various times to make such application of drugs that the disease-producing ferment of poison might be either neutralized or destroyed in the blood, and thus cut short a disease which, under other conditions, either lasted until death ended the scene or the fire ceased to burn for want of fuel. Without any

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