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Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1998.
To the Editor:
—After having had favorable results with icewater flushings of the bowels in the lowering of high temperatures in typhoid fever, I have wondered that greater stress is not laid upon the use of the measure by those who write upon the treatment of that disease.The cases are few in number in which I have had the opportunity to test the practice, and it may be that these few cases were such as would have done well under the Brand method, the wet pack, or any other plan of refrigeration; indeed, such is doubtless true.For several reasons though, my practice, limited as it is, leads me to look upon ice-water enteroclysis as superior to any other method of lowering the temperature which I have seen used.In the first place, fever patients need much more water than they in their semiconscious
Tracy JS. Ice-Water Enteroclysis in Typhoid Fever. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(7):363–364. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450070041010
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