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September 2, 1899

TYPHOID FEVER.THERAPEUTIC PRINCIPLES ESTABLISHED IN ITS TREATMENT.

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, W. VA.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(10):580-582. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450620018001e
Abstract

While the fatality from typhoid is not so great as it was at all times previous to 1870 or 1875, and a better understanding and treatment of the disease is gradually being brought about, still there is a large percentage of deaths, and no uniformity in the management and medical treatment of the same, and as a consequence great disparity of results follows.

When I was a student of medicine at the college, and for a long time following, there was no treatment advocated and none practiced which had any, or at least very little, specific influence to modify its progress or abridge its duration.

Furthermore, I am satisfied that the majority of physicians at the present time, including among the majority men high in the councils of the profession, who do not believe for an instant in abridgment, much less its abortion by medical instrumentality.

Quite a large number

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