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August 11, 1900

Typhoid Fever in Camp.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):369. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460320039021

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Philadelphia, July 22, 1900.

To the Editor.  —Referring to the correspondence between Dr. Vaughan and Dr. F. R. Packard, in which my name occurs as an authority for the statement concerning the absence of typhoid fever from the camp of Col. Biddle Porter's regiment, I beg to add a word. I pretended at Washington, and pretend now, to no original information on the subject. I cited from memory, with a qualifying phrase as to want of exactness, and an appeal for correction to a fellow member of the Association, the record of this regiment as published by the junior surgeon —Dr. F. R. Packard. This record, as so published, and as repeated by the responsible author in his letter to The Journal, is admitted by Dr. Vaughan to be correct. In the printed report of the discussion as correctly quoted by Dr. Vaughan, my remarks appear without qualification, and in

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