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November 2, 1901

THE TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER IN CHILDREN.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Obstetrics, Kentucky University Medical Department: Visiting Physician Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home. LOUISVILLE, KY.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(18):1182-1183. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470440032001i

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Abstract

The writer intends to advance nothing new nor original in the treatment of typhoid fever in infancy, but rather to chronicle those remedies and measures which have, in a somewhat limited experience, proven most valuable in the care of these cases. Some time ago the occurrence of typhoid fever in infancy was denied by many authorities, but numerous cases have been recorded by competent observers in the last few years, in which it has occurred in very young babies and many in children under 10 years of age. Its frequency then in infancy and childhood is generally acknowledged.

In watching the cases of typhoid fever in children coming under the writer's observation, the futility of attempting to care for them without skillful and careful nursing has early been a forcible conclusion. Absolute rest in bed in the recumbent position is the first essential in the treatment of this disease and

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