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February 18, 1899


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JAMA. 1899;XXXII(7):352-353. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450340019002f

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The subject of my paper is familiar to all, and I sincerely hope my humble efforts will at least be the means of bringing out a discussion of this very important subject, so that we may gather to ourselves even one point that will aid us in the future management of this dreaded and treacherous disease. My experience leads me to believe that we should do more than do nothing in typhoid fever cases, and treat the disease with antiseptic remedies. When called to a case of fever I always prescribe quinin and calomel, and if the fever does not yield to this treatment I consider the case as suspicious, and immediately change to an antiseptic, having already gotten the good effects of the calomel and preparing my patient for further treatment, which will be given later.

Obraztsow calls attention to the value of palpation of the ileum and mesenteric

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