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October 25, 1890

ON INFECTIOUS DYSPEPSIA AND ITS RATIONAL TREATMENT BY THE ANTISEPTIC METHOD.Read by invitation before the Mississippi Valley Medical Association at its Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Louisville, Ky., October 8, 1890.

Author Affiliations

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, HON. PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE IN THE MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL COLLEGE, ETC., ETC.

JAMA. 1890;XV(17):598-601. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410430006001c
Abstract

A cynical Frenchman declared that the treatment of consumption was "opium and lies;" and at times we are tempted to say that the treatment of dyspepsia is the same—minus the opium. If we confine our judgment to the numerous proprie tary "sure cures for dyspepsia," now so widely advertised, this conclusion would probably be nearly correct. I hope, however, that the meth ods of rational medicine may so commend them selves to our favor as to escape condemnation to this category, especially when we may see our patients, by adopting them, cured safely, quickly and more or less pleasantly. It is proper to state, at the outset, that our pres ent consideration of the subject is limited to dys pepsia solely as related to the stomach; no refer ence is attempted, or intended to be made to in testinal indigestion, or to the so-called intestinal dyspepsia. It must be

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