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May 7, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(19):1084-1087. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440710016001d

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Numerous articles have been published in the various journals, on the antiseptic and eliminative treatment of typhoid fever, and in none, as far as observed, has the action of the remedies been discussed. The question has been asked: How do the remedies recommended in the Woodbridge method bring about a cure in this disease? We shall endeavor in a short article, to explain their action as far as known. Abundant evidence has already been produced to show that by early use of these remedies, the disease may be aborted, and many of its dangerous complications and sequelæ prevented. The opponents of the method account for our success by charging upon us errors in diagnosis; claiming that we have been treating other diseases for typhoid fever. While we acknowledge the difficulty of diagnosing the disease in its earlier stages, and of differentiating it from malarial fever, and other affections which it

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