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March 14, 1891

NOTE ON THE BATH TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.

Author Affiliations

OF NEW YORK. PHYSICIAN TO THE MANHATTAN GENERAL HOSPITAL AND NEW YORK JUVENILE ASYLUM.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(11):369-370. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410630009002a
Abstract

In the article "Has progress been made in the Medicinal Treatment of Typhoid Fever?" Dr. T. J. Happel, after reviewing the various methods of medicinal treatment, goes out of his way to attack the Brand Treatment (which certainly is not a "medicinal" treatment).

I feel called upon to say a word in defence of the bath treatment which he dismisses so summarily. "The bathing must be begun early," says the author (p. 811) in quoting the directions I gave in a review before the Academy of Medicine, "even before a diagnosis can possibly be made. I would suggest that the longer before a diagnosis can be made, the bathing is begun, the greater the per cent. me judice, of cures, because the greater the number of febriculæ and simple continued fever cases you are apt to have to treat."

It does not seem to have occurred to this gentleman that

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