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September 17, 1898

The Treatment of Typhoid Fever.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):666-667. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450120040011

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Chicago, Sept. 10, 1898.

To the Editor:  —While much, of late, has been written on the treatment of typhoid fever, I feel that a brief statement of my experience may be of some value to others, especially as I seem to have met with greater success than anyone else whose reports I have read. I have thus far hesitated to relate my experience, because of the fact that when I changed my location several years ago, to adopt a more exclusive practice, I destroyed some of my records. However, I can recall at least twenty-eight cases in my last four years of general practice, and I think there were more in that period. But one can easier recall deaths than cases. Two deaths occurred among my typhoid fever cases during the four years in question, but one of these two cases was moribund when I first saw it. It was

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