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March 15, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(11):708-709. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480110030002e

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The treatment of typhoid fever might be termed a hackneyed subject, but as it is a prevalent disease in many sections of the country, and there seems to be no settled mode of treatment, I regarded myself at liberty to try something new in its management. As it is usually a protracted disease, anything that we can use safely in its treatment, by which its extent can be shortened, I regard as legitimate.

Some say: Treat the patient instead of the disease, while others say: Watch and treat symptoms as they arise; others again contend that diet is the main thing in its control. I am of the opinion that we must, to some extent, pay attention to all these considerations, and at the same time not neglect the mind and pleasant surroundings.

As far as I am individually concerned, I have had but few cases of the disease coming

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