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February 11, 1905

Fifty Consecutive Cases of Pneumonia Without a Death.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):486. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500330054014

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Scotland, Pa., Feb. 2, 1905.

To the Editor:  —I just read with much interest the article by W. J. Galbraith, M. D., in The Journal, January 28, page 291, also the article by the same writer in The Journal, July 9, 1904, page 108. Dr. Galbraith has certainly been most fortunate in his treatment of pneumonia by the heroic use of sulphate of quinin, and he certainly deserves credit for the fearless expression of his convictions. With the march which this disease, "the captain of the men of death," is making annually, it is of the greatest moment that any successful manner of combating the power of the disease be recognized by the profession. With such apparently fortunate results by use of these large doses of sulphate of quinin that Dr. Galbraith reports, one naturally feels an honest desire to know whether this method might be the sheet anchor of

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